So I'm wanting to put together a good quality DAW, that will last me for a while at a good price.
Needs to be fast, plenty of RAM, quiet and stable. Only used for audio work, nothing else.
I have put together a newegg wishlist and am wondering if anyone has any comments or suggestions before I pull the trigger.
I can buy a similar speced prebuilt audio PC but it will cost me $600-$800 extra, however I don't have experience with building from ground up except for replacing/upgrading RAM and hard drives and installing OS.
Hopefully i haven't contravened any first post protocols, if so, i apologise.
My main concern is whether I can get a functioning system from the components below (I already have some SATA drives with my samples and libraries on)
Approximate Purchase Date: Now
Budget Range: $1200
System Usage from Most to Least Important: DAW. (Cubase, Ableton, Sound Forge) (big RAM intensive kontakt and bfd sample libraries)
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: NewEgg
Country of Origin: USA
Parts Preferences: Sandybridge. must have good TI firewire to connect to RME fireface400
Overclocking: maybe, but stable is most important
SLI or Crossfire: don't know
Monitor Resolution: need to get a new monitor, but have a 19". would like to get 2 monitors for more screen real estate for mixer, plugin windows etc.
Additional Comments: needs quiet cooling and power supply, perhaps additional noise reduction in case or on HD screw grommets?
Under Public Wishlists on Newegg as "sandybridge daw"