Gaming & Music Recording - Build Suggestions?

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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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  1. 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?
  2. 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?
  3. 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
  4. 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'
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