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October 15, 2011 2:08:34 PM

Hey everyone I am currently building a computer to run Ableton live, Protools, Adobe (Creative Suite, Flash, Dreamweaver, Indesign, Fireworks, etc) ,and Toon Boom. It will not be used for games. I know I am not listing every part I need. I just need to make sure the parts I do list can handle the job and will work together. Thank you for your help.

C3PU
i5 2500k LGA 1155

Motherboard
P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Z68

Memory
Vengeance Series 8GB DDR3-1600 (PC3-12800) CL9 Dual Channel

Hard drive
Spinpoint F3 500GB 7,200RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"

The links for the parts listed above:
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...


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October 15, 2011 3:11:50 PM

well, if your not gonna game, im gonna suggest the AMD 8120 processor. Same price as 2500k on Newegg, but it has more cores for programs you wanna run. But i notice your lucky enough to have a microcenter nearby, and it doesn't seem they have an 8120... anyway, motherboard a suggest (if you get the 8120) is http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The 2500k dominates the market for gaming, but for those sorts of programs i suggest more cores.
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October 15, 2011 7:50:13 PM

Oh how my world has changed lol good info I am gonna have to look into this. Thanks
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October 15, 2011 7:50:52 PM

Also If I was to do that board and cpu what memory would you suggest to go with it?
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October 15, 2011 8:10:17 PM

Disagree stay with your current build. The 8120 hasn't lived up to its hype. It's not as good as the 2500K in most apps, and although it has "8-Cores" it doesn't perform that much better than the 1100T. So with that said, get the 2500K. Your current build is good. But you should change your Z68V-Pro. It's an expensive board but not worth it. Get this board.
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...
It'll be good enough for you.


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October 15, 2011 9:54:24 PM

Awesome and thank you. If you dont mind what is a decent priced video card you would recommend?
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October 15, 2011 10:24:11 PM

ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0

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October 15, 2011 10:58:56 PM

^ Don't go with the P8P67 Pro either, not even worth the cost when it has less features than the board I recommended plus only offering the same PCI lanes as the one I recommended.

As for a GPU.
I'd have to say the onboard on the 2500K will be fine. So no need for a GPU.
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October 15, 2011 11:21:47 PM

ok and for memory keep the same?
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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
October 16, 2011 12:04:36 AM

Yeah
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October 16, 2011 12:57:06 AM

Also I was thinking about running 4 hard drives. One for my OS. One for my Programs. One for all my samples, plugins, etc. The last one for my files and other misc. Will this effect performance a lot if at all? Will the motherboard you requested be able to handle it like a champ?
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October 16, 2011 12:58:22 AM

That's the old MoBo, here's the new GEN3 one:

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

But yes, I'd get the Deluxe too, but the GEN3 won't ship for a few more days.

The 1TB model HD doubles ya storage for $15 more and its faster

Ya want the Vengeance w/o the tall heat sinks
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

CS5 does CUDA .... dunno about the rest ......

http://www.studio1productions.com/Articles/PremiereCS5....

Mostly a budget decision but the "best bang for the buck" is the 900Mhz 560 Ti (about $205), assuming of course ya will use the GFX HP.
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