AMD 955 DAW PC- Thoughts?

gonna be building a PC for my first time. it's going to be primarily used for music production...no gaming at all. I just wanted to get the communities thoughts on these specs. my main concern being the compatibility of all the parts. if you guys could leave some feedback, opinions, or even some recommendations that would be great. thanks.


CPU- AMD Phenom II 955BE

Mobo- ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131402

RAM- G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303

Hard Drive
- SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

PSU- CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W 4
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139004

Cooler- COOLER MASTER Hyper 212
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

Video Card- GIGABYTE GV-R435OC-512I Radeon HD 4350
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125251

Soundcard- M-AUDIO Audiophile 2496
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829121120

Case- Centurion 590
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119152&Tpk=centurion%20590
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  1. That board u picked out is fine - if u were building a CFable gaming rig so for a DAW i would hit a nice 880G with the new SATA 6GB/s and USB 3.0 ports ^^ Possible combo?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.424667
  2. batuchka said:
    That board u picked out is fine - if u were building a CFable gaming rig so for a DAW i would hit a nice 880G with the new SATA 6GB/s and USB 3.0 ports ^^ Possible combo?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.424667

    yea I get confused on what parts are best for a DAW as opposed to a gaming rig. so good lookin on this. kinda worries me that I can't find many reviews on these parts though. but i'm definitely feelin the cheaper price tags.
  3. after doing more research do you guys think I would be best to go with the i5 750 instead of the amd 955?....was thinkin about makin that switch and goin with this mobo.


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128405
  4. thanks a lot for the suggestions. i've got some thinkin to do.
  5. If you go with that intel mobo you will need different ram, it doesn't support 1600mhz according to the specs and intel processors utilize triple channel... Also the x4 955 and i5 750 are so close in performance you need an accurate stopwatch to tell the difference in real world performance. But if you want to save money you definitely will save a few going with AMD because nearly every compatible part can be found for cheaper.

    Something else noteworthy is that the Hyper 212 needs to be installed with the motherboard out of the case, and make sure fans are blowing toward your exhaust fan in the back of the case for the best temps.
  6. Since you haven't posted a budget it's hard for us to make recommendations.

    /wave Darshe
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