Music Production PC

Hi, I am currently in the process of building a new Audio Production PC which I might use for some light gaming on the sideline. I've made a list of a few components which suit my budget, I would be delighted if anyone could have a look at it and perhaps if need be, make a few suggestions. :)

Primary Usage: Audio Recording/Mixing/Mastering
Secondary Usage: Light gaming and general usage

Near Silent Usage

CPU: Intel i5-3470
RAM: Corsair Value Select 1333MHz 8Gb
HDD: WD Caviar Blue 750Gb
MOBO: Asus P8B75-V (Need the PCI slots)
The following were chosen with keeping silence in mind
PSU: Antec HCG-520W
Chassis: Fractal R3
GFX: ATI HD7750 (Fanless)

Please note that I won't be doing ANY overclocking etc. as far as gaming goes. Thanks :)
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  1. what do you need the pci slots for? audio cards? if it is, there are sound cards that use the pci-e x1 slots

    this wont make noise (other than the hard drive and some case fans that are dead quiet as well)

    you can run the CPU cooler passively

    changed up the power supply for something cheaper. not as quiet (other one is fanless) but much cheaper. i can probably go even lower
  3. Thanks for your reply TheBigTroll, unfortunately I don't reside in the US so I don't have quite the variety as stated in your part list especially with regards to the Case and PSU. As for the PCI slots, I already have a rather pricey PCI audio card along with some others, it would be a shame to have to add more costs on.

    Would my current setup be noisy (PSU, case)? I am considering swapping out the CPU cooler for the noctua one you mentioned, so the only fans left would be the case fans on the R3 and the PSU fan. Are they really that noisy?
  4. where do you live?
  5. Sorry for the late reply, I live in South Africa. I'll be getting my components from the following store:
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    1: id get a i5 3450. not much performance increase to a 3470

    other than that, there isnt many parts that id change given your situation
  7. I had the 3450 in my cart but then they took it off their product list because they had the 3470 for the same price :>

    Thanks for your help :) Much appreciated **
  8. Best answer selected by songoku619.
  9. if it was for the same price, then thats even better for you
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