Building computer

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?product_id=0364206

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354589

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0340804

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354611
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  1. 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=N82E16813131736

    The 2500k dominates the market for gaming, but for those sorts of programs i suggest more cores.
  2. Oh how my world has changed lol good info I am gonna have to look into this. Thanks
  3. Also If I was to do that board and cpu what memory would you suggest to go with it?
  4. 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?product_id=0375352
    It'll be good enough for you.
  5. Awesome and thank you. If you dont mind what is a decent priced video card you would recommend?
  6. ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ok and for memory keep the same?
  9. Yeah
  10. 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?
  11. That's the old MoBo, here's the new GEN3 one:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131790

    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?product_id=0366817

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

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

    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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