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June 1, 2012 1:35:06 PM

Hello,

I'm building a new pc for the first time in years and I wanted to see if I could get some feedback from people more knowledgeable than myself. This pc will be used as a digital audio workstation. It will be mostly light work though. Here are the specs.

APEX SK-393-C Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

PowerColor Go! Green AX5450 512MK3-SH Radeon HD 5450 (Cedar) 512MB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

LOGISYS Computer PS550ABK 550Watts ATX12V Power Supply With SATA and 20/24 Pin connectors.

Rosewill RK-201 Black PS/2 Wired Standard Keyboard

V7 M30P20-7N Black 3 Buttons 1 x Wheel PS/2 Wired Optical Mouse

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL

AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3GHz Socket AM3 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor FD6100WMGUSBX

APEVIA CF4S-BK 80mm Case Fan

SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC064B/WW 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128B/WW 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

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June 1, 2012 1:41:46 PM

many will try, most will succeed
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June 1, 2012 1:42:08 PM

I notice two problems off the bat, "LOGISYS Computer PS550ABK 550Watts ATX12V Power Supply With SATA and 20/24 Pin connectors." Is the first one and the most important one. DO NOT buy no name power supplies, this is a no name power supply. You want to stick with the good brands like, Antec, Corsair, Seasonic. These are brands you can trust. Secondly "AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3GHz Socket AM3 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor FD6100WMGUSBX" from everything I have read these are not very good CPUs at least from a gaming stand point. I have no idea what kind of performance it will give compared to an intel cpu. If you aren't gaming though I doubt it'll be an issue. But CHANGE THE POWER SUPPLY!!!!!!
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June 1, 2012 1:58:51 PM

I agree with Eggbrook on the PSU diffidently stay away from logisys.

As for the fx 6100 I would recommend. Still being an AMD fan is hard nowadays but for the price it is a good processor. Sure it is not the best for gaming but that is not what your looking for.
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June 1, 2012 3:51:00 PM

Thanks guys. I'll be sure to get another ps. One more question. I bought 2 ssd's, one for the system drive and one for audio samples. Is there any real benefit for using 2 ssd's or would I be better of using the ssd for the system drive and a fast sata drive for the audio samples? Thanks
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June 1, 2012 4:14:14 PM

Yeah I'm going with the other 2 guys and advise that you get a PSU from a reputable brand. PSU is by far the most critcal component in your system.
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