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June 14, 2011 10:32:53 PM

I'm making a computer to use for audio recording and editing as well as game animation and design in the future. I run Nuendo and Audition with ReWire from Reason and Abelton Live. I'm not sure what programs I will be using for game design in the future. At the moment just Source SDK and Torques game builder, but i plan on using more high performance programs later on.

This is the rough build idea. I would appreciate any recommendations even if it completely changes the build since this is my first build. Also if anything could be cheaper and handle what I need it too that would be great!

Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Then I have some ideas for cases and fans and power supply. How many fans should i run?

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June 15, 2011 12:04:25 AM

bump, i'd be curious about this too.
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June 15, 2011 1:00:04 AM

It would help if you were to fill this out. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic... But for now I will just suggest budget minded parts.

Everything looks good except the hdd. If you're only going with one, don't get a slow hdd (normal hdd speed is 7200rpm). Sata 2 or 3 won't matter for a mechanical hdd. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

As for the rest I'd suggest a haf 912 for its big size, good airflow and low price. The cooler master 212+ for its good price/performance. And a good 650w psu that will handle OCing, if you are, such as the antec earthwatts.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Although depending on when you buy, deals/combos will change and so can part choices.
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June 15, 2011 12:56:05 PM

Just don't put Baby in the corner.

/coat
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June 15, 2011 10:47:44 PM

that's actually the case i was looking at already nice! thanks for the info an fast reply.
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