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October 7, 2010 6:21:34 PM

Man, I haven't build a new computer in 3 years. I'm still working a Core 2 Duo overclocked to 3.2 ghz for audio work.

So, time to replace some stuff and pass this one on. I'm really out of it, and maybe a quard-core is overkill as many audio apps still aren't optimized, but at least I'm future proof. I just don't know what RAM to get, this looked cheap, to overclock.

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (this is for my old comp)
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
ASUS MS246H Glossy Black / White 23.6" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2
Antec TruePower New TP-650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE
G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ
GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz LGA 1366 130W
Windows 7 Home Premium

No graphics card? Well, I still have an Nvidia 8800 and all I play is Company of Heroes anymore, so that will still work. I have an even older Radeon to stick in the old PC.

A Gigabyte mobo is a must because they use Texas Instruments Firewire chips, which are the best for Firewire audio interfaces like mine. It's hard to find info on the other manufacturers.

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