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Audio Editing - Beefed up Desktop or Workstation

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May 7, 2011 9:09:11 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Sometime in the upcoming months

Budget Range: 2000-3000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: AutoCAD, Revit, Audio Recording/Editing, Video Editing

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS, soundcard

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, tigerdirect.com, amazon.com

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: Intel and NVIDIA in a full tower case

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI : Yes

Monitor Resolution: At least 19 inches Capable of 1080p HD

Additional Comments: Need something to handle plenty of rending of both audio and video, gaming is not a priority


Desktop

Motherboard : ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: Intel Core i7-970 Gulftown 3.2GHz 6 x 256KB L2 Cache 12MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80613I7970
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU : MSI N460GTX CYCLONE 1GD5/OC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD : Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM : Kingston HyperX 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) XMP Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3K3/12GX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive : Pioneer Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 8X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Burner BDR-206DBKS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply: XCLIO STABLEPOWER 1000W 1000W ATX CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: XCLIO Windtunnel Fully Black Finish 1.0 mm SECC Chassis ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor: ASUS VH222H-P Black 21.5" 5ms HDMI Widescreen Full HD 1080P LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000 :1 Built in Speakers
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total :$1838.91

Workstation

Motherboard : SUPERMICRO MBD-X8DTi-LN4F-O Dual LGA 1366 Intel 5520 Extended ATX Dual Intel Xeon 5500 and 5600 Series Server Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU : Intel Xeon X5680 Westmere 3.33GHz 12MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Six-Core Server Processor BX80614X5680
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU : MSI R5770 Hawk Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD : Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM : Kingston 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM ECC Registered DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Server Memory Model KVR1333D3D4R9SK3/12G
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive : Pioneer Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 8X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Burner BDR-206DBKS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply : Athena Power AP-P4ATXK110FEP 20+4Pin 1100W Single EPS-12V Server Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case : XCLIO Windtunnel Fully Black Finish 1.0 mm SECC Chassis ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor : ASUS VH222H-P Black 21.5" 5ms HDMI Widescreen Full HD 1080P LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000 :1 Built in Speakers
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total : $3,188.91

Out of the two, which one would be better at audio recording/editing, and AutoCAD?
Anonymous
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May 7, 2011 2:17:56 PM

DUDE! you need a workstation graphics card for Autocad like the geforce quadro series, autocad will kill a 5770.
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