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Budget DAW build...think gaming w/out the graphics
Jul 3, 2010, 4:06 AM
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.
Jul 3, 2010
budget build think gaming graphics
Jul 3, 2010, 4:53 AM
Actually you could do the whole tower w/o OS well under $400 mark : $368AR :P
Jul 3, 2010, 6:22 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....
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Jul 3, 2010, 7:21 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
Jul 3, 2010, 8:48 AM
Hmm if u looking for USB/SATA 3.0 then you'd want to have a looksy at the 880G chipset ^^
Jul 3, 2010, 8:54 AM
which is what I have in my original build, right? just need to find that in a combo discount.....
Jul 3, 2010, 9:04 AM
That Asus is kindda an overpriced 880g: have a look at
Gigabyte 880GMA-UD2H (mATX)
Gigabyte 880GA-UD3H (ATX)
Jul 3, 2010, 9:09 AM
I guess one other thing is that I don't get dual monitor support with 880G?
Jul 3, 2010, 9:27 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?
Jul 3, 2010, 11:41 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
Jul 3, 2010, 1:52 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!!
Jul 3, 2010, 4:31 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 ^^
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