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August 12, 2012 3:33:55 AM

As it says on the tin...

I've built a rig in the past, but the last desktop was about 4 years ago. My graphics card died and the desktop collected dust as I wasn't gaming for a while.

I'm looking for a new build for gaming and to record music. I would like to incorporate a sound card. Speakers are not necessary (I'll be using Rockit-8's that I use w/ Line 6 HD 500 for guitar).

The only possible part that I would use from the last build is my case - Antec 900. If there is a much better case out there these days I'd consider it or if mobo and cards make it a tight fit. Need new OS - win 7.

Budget of $1500. I suppose it is desirable to have a quiet rig for recording (if using mics) but is that even possible with a decent gaming rig? Anyone have experience with this?

If anyone out there can suggest a build I'd appreciate it!

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August 12, 2012 10:04:42 PM

Antec 900 is a nice case, you can reuse it provided its still in good condition.

I think a quiet gaming rig is very possible, especially with your budget being able to fit an SSD in it. Do you need a new monitor?
August 12, 2012 10:51:27 PM

Thanks for responding... I should have mentioned I don't need a monitor or any peripherals. My Keyboard is a G15 so from what I read is that USB 3 might not work so well, so if I can use the old Antec 900 the front USB's will be 2.0... but I'd rather have the keyboard plugged in the back in which case I may need an adapter for usb 3 to 2 I assume if new mobo is all usb 3?

I've heard good things about SSDs. I was thinking SSD for boot drive and programs, 7200 rpm HDD for data? This sound right?
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August 16, 2012 7:13:05 PM

How does this build look? Any suggestions or potential conflicts noticed? Thanks in advance for your help guys!

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master GeminII S 69.7 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($48.47 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($142.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial 2GB (1 x 2GB) DDR3-1066 Memory ($12.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial 2GB (1 x 2GB) DDR3-1066 Memory ($12.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial 2GB (1 x 2GB) DDR3-1066 Memory ($12.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial 2GB (1 x 2GB) DDR3-1066 Memory ($12.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Scorpio Black 250GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Intel 520 Series Cherryville 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($132.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($384.99 @ Newegg)
Sound Card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card ($127.47 @ Amazon)
Case: Antec Nine Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($64.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS524-T98A DVD/CD Writer ($25.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.08 @ Amazon)
Total: $1518.75
August 23, 2012 4:09:09 AM

I was asked by this site's automated email service to select a best answer yet I've only had one person respond to this post... just sayin'