Budget DAW build...think gaming w/out the graphics Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: July 3, 2010 4:31 PM in Systems Share A2Z July 3, 2010 4:06:02 AM Hello, I need some feedback on the system I have put together at Newegg. Thanks for any help you can offer. APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: within a week BUDGET RANGE: may not buy all at once....have to spread it out some...working on case/psu/mb/cpu right now.....~$400 SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: just dedicated audio production machine PARTS NOT REQUIRED: not getting hd/memory/drives/monitor/os yet PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD OVERCLOCKING: maybe, not too radical SLI OR CROSSFIRE: doesn't matter MONITOR RESOLUTION: no concern yet, would like dual monitor capability in the mb ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: i think I can go pretty cheap on the case? So for the case/psu/mb/cpu I have the following: Rosewill FB-02 Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 AMD Athlon II X4 635 Propus 2.9GHz Total from newegg: ~$310, maybe could then throw in 4GB DDR3 for ~$100. More about : budget daw build gaming graphics batuchka July 3, 2010 4:53:57 AM Actually you could do the whole tower w/o OS well under $400 mark : $368AR A2Z July 3, 2010 6:22:17 AM was also going to need a 2nd hdd.....was going to do an external.....the other mb i listed had usb 3.0 and sata 6.0 for faster external access? thoughts? and thanks.... Related resources Building DAW for Music Creation/Production - Forum Budget DAW PC help/critique!! - Forum Advise Needed for < $700 Budget 3D Design / DAW / Gaming Rig - Forum Lappy for graphics and DAW - Forum Quiet i7 DAW $2500 Budget - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer A2Z July 3, 2010 7:21:16 AM should have also said......want the mb to have 1. on-board video, 2. at least one firewire connection, 3. usb 3.0 for future use if not right away batuchka July 3, 2010 8:48:26 AM Hmm if u looking for USB/SATA 3.0 then you'd want to have a looksy at the 880G chipset ^^ A2Z July 3, 2010 8:54:59 AM which is what I have in my original build, right? just need to find that in a combo discount..... batuchka July 3, 2010 9:04:39 AM That Asus is kindda an overpriced 880g: have a look at Gigabyte 880GMA-UD2H (mATX) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Gigabyte 880GA-UD3H (ATX) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... A2Z July 3, 2010 9:09:34 AM I guess one other thing is that I don't get dual monitor support with 880G? A2Z July 3, 2010 9:27:22 AM well.....let me re-ask that.....if i want the possibility to run 2 lcd monitors in the future would having 1 DVI port and 1 d-sub port be sufficient? or do I need 2 DVI ports? batuchka July 3, 2010 11:41:07 AM 1. Yes with the integrate HD 4250 alone u can run dual monitors 2. The rule is: 1st display via digita i.e DVI or HDMI 2nd display via analogue i.e VGA/D-Sub A2Z July 3, 2010 1:52:44 PM OK. But if I did get a mobo/gpu w/ 2 DVI I could have a higher quality display on my 2nd LCD monitor, correct? Is that preferrable? Thanks so much for all the help batuchka!! batuchka July 3, 2010 4:31:55 PM If u wanted to run 2 displays via digital out yes u had to get a discrete. Is it worth it? Not in my book if u ask me hehe You are welcomed ^^ Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Cheapest first time gaming build Forum First PC build for DAW music PC Forum $1k-$1.5k Audio Workstation DAW Build newbie Forum Asus Maximus IV Etreme overkill for a DAW ??? Forum DAW Rig Upgrade Time? Forum Quiet $1,000 Build ( w/out monitor) Forum DAW upgrade - need help! Forum $1000-$2000 i7 DAW Build Forum Building My First DAW Forum Is this a good budget gaming build?? Forum [Solved] 1300 CAD Build Forum Need gaming build advice Forum M-ATX build Forum Gaming Build for 1,000 Forum [Solved] Need AM3 mobo for light gaming system Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !