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.
i5 2500k LGA 1155
P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Z68
Vengeance Series 8GB DDR3-1600 (PC3-12800) CL9 Dual Channel
Spinpoint F3 500GB 7,200RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
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.
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.
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?