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Basic audio recording and video editing build...Need advice

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June 7, 2011 8:02:23 PM

Hello everyone,

I'm trying to piece together my first build and I could use some advice regarding component compatibility and in general how well these components will work together. I am interested in building a computer for basic audio recording and video editing.

Parts

I have:

Power Supply: Antec NEO ECO 620C 620W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card: EVGA 512-P3-1240-LR GeForce GT 240 512MB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card $89.99
http://www.evga.com/products/moreInfo.asp?pn=512-P3-124...

Sound Card: M-Audio FireWire 410 sound card (external) (Interfaces 1.0 x Audio - Line-in - RCA , 2.0 x Audio - SPDIF output - 6 pin FireWire , 2.0 x Audio - SPDIF input - Phone stereo 6.3 mm , 8.0 x Headphones - Line-out - TOSLINK , 1.0 x MIDI - Input - TOSLINK , 2.0 x Audio - SPDIF output - Phone stereo 6.3 mm , 2.0 x Audio - SPDIF input - 3 pin XLR / phone 6.3 mm , 1.0 x Audio - Output - RCA , 1.0 x Audio - Output - Phone stereo 6.3 mm , 1.0 x MIDI - Input - 5 pin DIN , 1.0 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire) - 5 pin DIN)
http://backstage.musiciansfriend.com/productDetail/prod...

Dual Monitors

Dell IN1920 18.5-inch HD Widescreen Monitor
http://accessories.dell.com/sna/products/monitors_flat_...

Dell 17 inch E177FP Analog Flat Panel
http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c...

Parts I am looking to get

Motherboard options:

ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) ATX Intel Motherboard $159.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.0) ATX Intel Motherboard $174.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS P8P67-M PRO (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard $149.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI Z68MA-ED55 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard $159.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Processor

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K $224.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9S-4GBRL $39.99
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD
Kingston SSDNow V100 Series SV100S2/64GZ 2.5" 64GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $114.99 ($69.99 after rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case options
Cooler Master HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Mid-Tower Computer Case - ATX, mATX $49.99
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Thermaltake VM20001W2Z Armor A60 Gaming Mid-Tower Case - ATX, µATX, Hard Drive Swap Bay, 3 USB 3.0 Ports, 1 x 200mm Blue LED Fan, Black $49.99
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $59.95
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS
Windows 7

I have a few HDDs and optical drives that will work until I get a chance to upgrade. Any input on these and other components is welcome. Thanks!
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