/ Sign-up
Your question

1st Time Build How does it look?

  • New Build
  • Systems
  • Product
Last response: in Systems
November 28, 2011 7:17:42 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Month or 2.

Budget Range: 2,000 + but trying to stay close to 2k as possible. but will go higher if its recommended.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Professional Studio Music Production. , Gaming (Diablo 3 max settings ),
web surfing / downloading.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard , Mouse , Monitor.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: , ETC

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Intel

Overclocking: Yes. Stable 4.0 to 4.5. aslong as its not hurting the hardware.

SLI or Crossfire: Yes/Maby ( looking in2 it for the feature unless i need it for max settings )

Monitor Resolution: 30in 1920x1200. thats the highest right ? ( movies n streaming on Sharp 70in LED HD TV )

Additional Comments: Music Production = recording to producing beats. Games Diablo 3 on max setting and maby something els new that might interest me.

Case : NZXT ZERO 2 Crafted Series CS-NT-ZERO-2 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower - 99.00
PSU : CORSAIR Professional Series HX1050 1050W - 219.99
Motherboard - ASUS Sabertooth X79 LGA 2011 - 339.99
CPU : Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor - 599.99
Cooler : CORSAIR H80 - 93.99
RAM : G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) – 84.99
SSD : Samsung 830 128GB - $209.99 -
HDD : Western Digital Caviar Blue WD7500AALX 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - 169.99
Optical : ?
GPU : Geforce GTX 580 – ( don’t know whats a good maker / model )
OS : Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit – OEM - 99.99

More about : 1st time build

November 28, 2011 11:32:52 AM

Hi my friend. i7-3930k is not worth the money since its performance is not that big over a i7-2500k

It's best to get a i5-2500k. I'm not sure but I know that music production does not need HyperThreading so an i5-2500k would be best.

Asrock z68 extreme4 gen3 < great overclocker. Gets to 4.5 on air.

Seagate Barracuda 500gb is only $70 bucks at amazon. You might want that.

16gb is overkill get 8gb. No difference.

You can easily max Diablo 3 with a 560ti/6950. It is made as an online game so requirements won't be too high.

November 28, 2011 11:57:54 AM

Hi, Big-g, wait for Ivy/GTX 600/Radeon 7000. If you want to buy in a couple of months anyways, it makes no sense to go with the current gen stuff when with your budget you can so easily get you newer and in all probability faster tech.

Wait for the benchmarks before pulling the trigger :)