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March 10, 2012 2:05:55 PM

Hi I know nothing about computers, and someone I know is building me a new computer.
He asked me what I want in the computer, but I'm confused between what hardware I should use.

So what do you think is better?:

Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 Motherboard: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-P8Z68-V-PRO-GEN3-Motherboa...

Asus P8P67 PRO REV 3.1 Motherboard: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-P8P67-PRO-REV-3-1/dp/B004Z...

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a c 107 V Motherboard
a b Ĉ ASUS
March 10, 2012 2:36:51 PM

No. Doesn't matter. The PRO version have some conectivity plus ( USB,SATA).
Asus P8Z68-V/GEN3 have all the conectivity what a normal user need and extra.Why to spend money something what you will never use use at his full capacity.
March 10, 2012 3:01:24 PM

sosofm said:
No. Doesn't matter. The PRO version have some conectivity plus ( USB,SATA).
Asus P8Z68-V/GEN3 have all the conectivity what a normal user need and extra.Why to spend money something what you will never use use at his full capacity.


Can you help me with my computer build?

As no-one else helped me.

My motherboard will be the Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-P8Z68-V...1394810&sr=8-2

My processor will be the i7-2600k: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-Sandyb...1323124&sr=1-1

My Sound card will be the Asus Xonar Essence STX: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...tid=11&subcat=

My RAM will be the Corsair CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B 16GB (4x4GB) 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance Blu Memory: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004RFBIU...SIN=B004RFBIUU

My cooling fan will be the Zero Infinity Free Flow+ CPU Cooler: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=HS-003-ZE

My graphics card will be the Asus GeForce GTX 550Ti 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...14&subcat=1576

My power supply will be the Cooler Master Silent Pro Modular 600W '80 Plus Bronze' Power Supply: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...-166-CM&tool=3

Will it be powerful enough?
If not, can you tell me what power supply I should use?

My keyboard will be the Celluon CellMC1 Magic Cube Projection Keyboard: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Celluon-Cell...1398020&sr=8-1

I have a mouse already.

Can you tell me what CD drive I need?
Also can you tell me what case I need?

I'm building this computer mainly for music production, I'll be also using it for DJing. So, do you think it is good enough for that? Or do you think I'm doing too much for the actual purpose?

I'll be using this with a 40 inch monitor (it is a TV but I'm using it as a computer monitor). Do you think I'm overdoing it by having a monitor, that is that big?

I know this computer will cost well over £1000. I would like it to be cheaper but if I can't get any of those components cheaper, then it will have to be that price, right?
a c 107 V Motherboard
a b Ĉ ASUS
March 10, 2012 3:05:15 PM

What is your budget , maximum.
The links don't work.
March 10, 2012 3:35:50 PM

sosofm said:
What is your budget , maximum.
The links don't work.


Maximum £1500, all those components are about £1200.
I want to spend £300 on the monitor, because I need to buy music producing/DJ equipment.

However, do you think that setup is good?
a c 107 V Motherboard
a b Ĉ ASUS
March 10, 2012 4:01:14 PM

I put in the build a 1T HDD , 128GB SSD for OS and other programs what you use and need a quick boot, if you produce music you need a silent case.
MOBO : Asus P8Z68-V/GEN3
http://www.ebuyer.com/291652-asus-p8z68-v-gen3-socket-1...
CPU : i7 2600k
http://www.ebuyer.com/252535-intel-core-i7-2600k-3-4ghz...
RAM : Corsair 16GB (4X4GB) DDR3 1333Mhz
http://www.ebuyer.com/274404-corsair-16gb-4x4gb-ddr3-13...
HDD : Seagate 1TB 3.5" Barracuda SATA-III
http://www.ebuyer.com/252858-seagate-1tb-3-5-barracuda-...
SSD : Crucial 128GB 2.5" M4 SSD SATA-III
http://www.ebuyer.com/266526-crucial-128gb-2-5-m4-ssd-s...
GPU : Asus GTX 550 Ti 1GB GDDR5
http://www.ebuyer.com/261375-asus-gtx-550-ti-1gb-gddr5-...
PSU : OCZ ZT Series 650W Modular
http://www.ebuyer.com/290083-ocz-zt-series-650w-modular...
SOUND CARD : Asus Xonar Essence STX
http://www.ebuyer.com/159671-asus-xonar-essence-stx-sou...
DVD-RW : LiteOn iHAS124 24x DVD±RW
http://www.ebuyer.com/176026-liteon-ihas124-19-24x-dvd-...
CPU COOLER : CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo
http://www.ebuyer.com/288855-coolermaster-hyper-212-evo...
CASE : Coolermaster Silencio 550
http://www.ebuyer.com/265400-coolermaster-silencio-550-...
TOTAL : £1094.68 with Shipping Charge included.
March 10, 2012 4:08:41 PM

sosofm said:
I put in the build a 1T HDD , 128GB SSD for OS and other programs what you use and need a quick boot, if you produce music you need a silent case.
MOBO : Asus P8Z68-V/GEN3
http://www.ebuyer.com/291652-asus-p8z68-v-gen3-socket-1...
CPU : i7 2600k
http://www.ebuyer.com/252535-intel-core-i7-2600k-3-4ghz...
RAM : Corsair 16GB (4X4GB) DDR3 1333Mhz
http://www.ebuyer.com/274404-corsair-16gb-4x4gb-ddr3-13...
HDD : Seagate 1TB 3.5" Barracuda SATA-III
http://www.ebuyer.com/252858-seagate-1tb-3-5-barracuda-...
SSD : Crucial 128GB 2.5" M4 SSD SATA-III
http://www.ebuyer.com/266526-crucial-128gb-2-5-m4-ssd-s...
GPU : Asus GTX 550 Ti 1GB GDDR5
http://www.ebuyer.com/261375-asus-gtx-550-ti-1gb-gddr5-...
PSU : OCZ ZT Series 650W Modular
http://www.ebuyer.com/290083-ocz-zt-series-650w-modular...
SOUND CARD : Asus Xonar Essence STX
http://www.ebuyer.com/159671-asus-xonar-essence-stx-sou...
DVD-RW : LiteOn iHAS124 24x DVD±RW
http://www.ebuyer.com/176026-liteon-ihas124-19-24x-dvd-...
CPU COOLER : CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo
http://www.ebuyer.com/288855-coolermaster-hyper-212-evo...
CASE : Coolermaster Silencio 550
http://www.ebuyer.com/265400-coolermaster-silencio-550-...
TOTAL : £1094.68 with Shipping Charge included.


Thank you, I needed some help. :) 
March 10, 2012 4:40:15 PM

Z77 will be out soon , w8ting for one would be the wisest choice .
if not ,then go as suggested Soso , a Selection of the best available
March 20, 2012 9:59:31 PM

I'd go with a higher watt PSU to give more headroom for future upgrades.
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