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June 28, 2011 6:06:17 PM

So I'm going to build a pc..for my music production...I had a old crappy emachines lol and it couldn't handle the the virtual instruments...I was going to upgrade the cpu...but I decided just to build something new. I know some of these items are low cheap brand items, but I think they'll do the job...I got a Zotac 9500Gt I currently have in my Dell...I don't do heavy gaming...I play GTA San Andreas once in awhile...so the 9500gt does the job...might upgrade once the 9500gt goes to poo. Here are the items I will be buying.

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THIS? GOOD? BAD? OK? THX

Intel Core i5-2500 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

ASUS P8H61-M LE/CSM (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB (2 x 2GB) (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

ASUS 24X DVD Burner (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

Sentey Extreme Rock Power ERP400-SS 400W ATX 12V v2.2 Power Supply (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

OS: Windows 7 64 Bit...I'm going to buy that on ebay with my eBay bucks lol

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June 28, 2011 7:15:34 PM

With a H61 board there is no reason to buy the 2500K unless you are going to use the HD3000 on chip graphics.

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June 29, 2011 9:34:17 AM
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good build. I would save yourself $20 and go with the i5-2400 if you are on a budget the slight clock increase of the i5-2500 will show very little difference in real world use, so save yourself $20.

Put some of the savings into a solid name brand PSU:

550w modular for $55 and free shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or
430w $45 free shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

this is also a good budget buy for a PSU (off brand, but solid) $35 +$2 shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also save yourself $2 and go with this memory. is better reviewed (not a lot of DOA's) I use them in builds all the time and never has a bad set.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

nothing wrong with the Ssus CD/DVD except is not with free shipping. I usually look for a 4 or 5 egg rate one with free shipping like these ($19 and free shipping):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


hope this helps
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June 29, 2011 3:37:53 PM

how ram heavy are the programs you are using?

4 gigs is more then enough for an average user, but if there ram heavy such as photoshop, etc. 8 gigs wouldnt be bad, especially due to the current low prices of ram.

Just a thought, either way if you find yourself needing more you can always pick up a second set later.
June 29, 2011 6:34:33 PM

2500k with z68 is much better.
June 29, 2011 7:23:09 PM

oz73942 said:
how ram heavy are the programs you are using?

4 gigs is more then enough for an average user, but if there ram heavy such as photoshop, etc. 8 gigs wouldnt be bad, especially due to the current low prices of ram.

Just a thought, either way if you find yourself needing more you can always pick up a second set later.




It's not really ram heavy more cpu...even 512mb of ram would do the job...I do use Photoshop...but I think 4gb will do the job for a start, I suppose I could pick some up later too.
July 9, 2011 3:10:15 PM

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