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Art/Photo/Video/Music prodution and gaming rig...Good list?

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February 14, 2012 4:22:02 PM

Here's my current shopping list for a new rig. This will be used for Art/Photo/Video/Music prodution, but I also game (BF3, COD, Mass Effect...)

This is about $1500, would you guys rec any changes in this list?

EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 448 Cores Classified 012-P3-2068-KR Video Card
$299.99

OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
$169.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory
$96.99

Intel Core i7-2600K 3.4GHz LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
$329.99

Thermaltake Frio Universal CPU Cooler support Intel lastest 6-core Processors - Retail
$54.99

CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 (CMPSU-750HX) 750W Power Supply
$149.00

CASE ROSEWILL | THOR V2-White Edition,THOR V2-W Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case
$149.99

ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
$199.99

LG Black Internal 12X Super Multi Blue with 3D Playback Blu-ray Disc Rewriter SATA WH12LS38 LightScribe Support
$79.99

I already have monitor, keyboard, mouse, etc. Just need the rig.

Thanks!

Amazon, Tigerdirect, Newegg are my preferred places.
February 14, 2012 4:44:54 PM

here are the things u put on this list that u dont need

g.skill ripjaws x series 16g ram
corsair pro series hx750 psu
intel i7 2600k cpu
thermaltake frio cpu cooler
asus p8z68-v pro mobo
ocz agility 3 ssd

and here are the things you should get instead of that stuff

g.skill ripjaws x series 8g ram
corsair enthusiast series TX550m 550w 80 plus bronze psu
intel i5 2550k cpu
cooler master hyper 212 plus cpu cooler
asrock z68 extreme3 mobo
intel 520 cherryville

p.s. get all parts from newegg (since they have warranty's and free or cheap shipping) except the i5 (get that from microcenter)
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February 14, 2012 5:10:29 PM

What kind of music production did you have in mind?
You'll most probably need an audio card. I have no experience on internal ones but I'm currently using M-Audio's Fast Track Pro - an external audio card - and I'm very pleased with it.
Reasonable audio cards cost around 100-300 dollars so keep that in mind.

-Monaro
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February 14, 2012 5:52:03 PM

mon4ro said:
What kind of music production did you have in mind?
You'll most probably need an audio card. I have no experience on internal ones but I'm currently using M-Audio's Fast Track Pro - an external audio card - and I'm very pleased with it.
Reasonable audio cards cost around 100-300 dollars so keep that in mind.

-Monaro


For music production and recording I use various programs

Recording: Protools, Audition and Reaper x64

Production: FlStudio, Ableton live 8

For soundcard, I'll be investing in an external w/ xlr input for my condenser mic. Also using a Denon x600 mixer w/ 4in/out internal soundcard.

For Art/Video/Photo I use:

Adobe suite cs5.5, Final Cut, Autodesk Sketchbook and Painter 11

Lightroom 3 for my camera RAW files, so I need hefty specs for this as well.


..which is why I want the i7 and 16gb ram. I want to be future proof for a long while.
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February 14, 2012 6:20:09 PM

flakofigz said:
For music production and recording I use various programs

Recording: Protools, Audition and Reaper x64

Production: FlStudio, Ableton live 8

For soundcard, I'll be investing in an external w/ xlr input for my condenser mic. Also using a Denon x600 mixer w/ 4in/out internal soundcard.

For Art/Video/Photo I use:

Adobe suite cs5.5, Final Cut, Autodesk Sketchbook and Painter 11

Lightroom 3 for my camera RAW files, so I need hefty specs for this as well.


..which is why I want the i7 and 16gb ram. I want to be future proof for a long while.


I'll be building a rig for music and gaming soon too but I don't think you'll benefit from 16 GBs of RAM. I'm going with 12 GBs even though I use a ***-ton of VST plug-ins. Of course, if you have the money, I see no problem with that.

Good that you have thought the audio stuff through. That's something where you don't want to cut corners too much.
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