Hey guys & girls. Just had a few simple questions in regards to the equipment ill be purchasing. This new build's priority will be focused on music production and light gaming if any.
This will be my first build so please bare with me and feel free to give me some advice if need be. First question will be overall performance for music production? Not running full studio, but a decent home studio with pleanty of vst's and digital recording (Cubase 6). Second question would be qualitly of equipment Im purchasing? Mobo, Ram, PSU, etc. Third question is about the PSU for running a low budget system. How much power would be suggested and if the one listed below any good? Thats it! Thanks.
I feel that the current build I have below will suit my needs by far and will upgrade in time when my wallet gets a bit fatter.
Well personally I say scrap it all and just get Sandy Bridge next month. Personally it'll suit you better. I just did this build on the forums real quick, it won't give you a gaming graphics card but it is pretty good overall build for production use.
2600 has integrated graphics. The good thing about it is during Transcoding and editing, Quick Sync, works out if you don't have a dedicated graphics card. I don't usually recommend H67 but only the H67 chipset uses quick-sync and in your case you don't require a dedicated card, so that's why I recommend it.
Awesome thanks for the response and Ill definetly take a closer lookg at the i7 2600k. I had my eyes on that for a while now, but was unsure about motherboards etc. Gaming, well I would say "light gamer" maybe play some games every now and then. I want to keep my options open to lets say upgrades in the future. Better graphics, bigger PSU, better cpu. As far as I know, the hard drive you listed would not be suitable for my needs as for speed. 5200 rpm is just shy.....i need something around and above 7200 rpm. Costs too, would want to stay in the 1,100 range. Thanks!
As for upgrades then, switch the board I listed for a P67 board. Granted you lose quick sync, but if you want upgradability it's the way to go. I suggest getting the Asrock Extreme4 P67. 150$ it's a great board. ATM the only ATX P67 board for sale on the Egg is the Biostar board. And it does leave room to upgrade, but I wouldn't suggest Biostar boards personally.
Awesome deal for those drives. 1 tb 7200 rpm 32 cache 3.0 sata looks good to me. thats double the storage as the WD's. Thanks for that. Ok so lets say I bag the whole i7 950 1366 route, which Im still debating, because the whole i7 Sandy Bridge thing looks a+, will 1155 boards be out soon? and what brands would i be looking at (asus, gigabyte, msi ???). Also what will be the route if I stick with 1366 route..what new processors will be out for those boards or will those be obsolete after sandy bridge? let me know thanks for the advice too!!!!!
^ All boards have been fixed, Australia, Canada, Europe already have the boards for sale. We are the last to get them, I believe some where around next week to next month. At most, the beginning of April is when they will return, but I think we can expect mid march.
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ok cool. i really appreciate the advice and looks like ill be doing the waiting game. maybe a few more example builds would be nice so i can get a feel for what Im looking for. if not all good. i just really wanted to purchase the 950 because of the price, but like you guys said waiting for the next best thing does seem worth it in most area's of the build i want to do.