HELLO ALL..MY FIRST POST...so excuse my ignorance!
here is the deal....need to build the best daw for my needs for 800 bucks
I DO NOT GAME...(not sure how much of a difference that makes in terms of the video card)...i just need it for audio...i am upgrading from an old carillon ac-1!
i use m- audio delta 1010 sound card...
also an echo mona card.....(never at the same time)
(no plans to use firewire)
and i'd like to be able to run bigger programs than i can now...
why that extreme of a processor, proximon. If he's not gaming or running any other really intense programs he could easily save a few bucks and downgrade to a i5 650, and if he really wanted to, use the built in GPU with an h57 board.
I don't do any of this myself but the OP does say he wants to be able to run "big programs" and the wiki says fast CPUs are an advantage. That is also my experience from others that have requested similar builds.