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Need advice building music production / video editing PC

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December 19, 2011 4:53:34 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: this week (the closer the better)

Budget Range: Around $2000 (flexible)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Music Production, Video Editing, some gaming

Music Software (DAW): FL Studio 9+, Reason 5.0, Pro Tools M Powered

Video Editing Software: Sony Vegas Pro 11 (I believe is built for nVidia graphics cards), possibly Adobe CS5

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: no preference

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Intel Processor, nVidia graphics cards

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes (in future)

Additional Comments: Needs to be quiet and built for longevity. I'd also like to maybe install water cooling but maybe I'm just getting ahead of myself.



So far, the parts I have in mind are:

Processor: Intel Core i7-3930k or Intel i7 2600k/2700k, could use some convincing on this one
MoBo: ASUS P9X79 WS, again, open to suggestions here
Graphics: nVidia GTX 570/580 (1 for now, but looking to have 2 in the future)
Memory: 24gb (G. Skill, Corsair, is there a better brand? Also, is it better to get three 8gb sticks or six 4gb sticks?)

Any and all help is appreciated, seeing I'm quite the noob! Thanks!



Anonymous
December 20, 2011 1:00:00 AM

Get 2600k. Recent Tom's hardware system builder thing said 2700k and 3920k was hard to fit in the $2400 budget and benefits weren't that big.

You'll need z68 motherboard. What you have there is x79.

Get a gtx 580.

G.Skill is the best brand imo. You need to get ram in 2 or 4 sticks. 3/6 was used long ago. So get 16gb(2x8gb) or 48gb(4x8gb).
December 20, 2011 4:13:49 AM

Quote:
Get 2600k. Recent Tom's hardware system builder thing said 2700k and 3920k was hard to fit in the $2400 budget and benefits weren't that big.

You'll need z68 motherboard. What you have there is x79.

Get a gtx 580.

G.Skill is the best brand imo. You need to get ram in 2 or 4 sticks. 3/6 was used long ago. So get 16gb(2x8gb) or 48gb(4x8gb).



Thanks. Yeah I was leaning towards the 2600k after putting all of my prices together! And I have heard that the benefits weren't that great witht he 3920k overall...HOWEVER...according to some bench marks, the 3920k was noticably better when it came to video editing programs, which is the only reason I'm considering it. I've also heard it was good purchase to help future proof your computer. If I do decide to go with the 2600k, what are some good motherboards (that include usb 3.0, 2.0, and firewire)? Thanks again for the input!!
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