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Putting together my first build. Need advise

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November 26, 2011 8:41:16 PM

I'm building my first desktop, mainly for music production some video editing and some gaming.
I've done a lot of research over the last couple days and I've decided that I'm going to go with the

ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813131759

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819115072

CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817139015

Is that a good combo so far?
with the maximus iv gene-z mobo, will i be able to add a nice video card? as well as adding sound card?
there is so much to choose from, but would be the rest of the parts to add to make this a good build? ram, ssd etc.

Thanks,

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November 26, 2011 9:06:50 PM

Looks good so far. Normally I would tell folks that a sound card isn't necessary but in your case you'll definiately want something better than the motherboard sound. Specifically make sure you find something that has all the inputs you require such as midi, etc.
For Ram I'd get 8 gigs of DDR3 1333 or 1600, there are some great deals right now.

You'll be able to add a very nice video card, and possibly a second down the road if you wish. But one is good, I'm a gamer and I've never had multi-GPU but if I could afford it I would do so. For one video card the 850W is overkill except if we're talking about a $500 card like the GTX 580.

For boot SSD I'd go with either the OCZ Vertex III or Crucial M4 120GB. Best bang for buck in this range.
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