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First PC build under $1100. What do you think?

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October 5, 2012 2:36:50 PM

Hey guys, I know you get a lot of questions like this but I would really appreciate your input. I'm building my first PC for mainly Music Production and some gaming (minecraft etc). My budget is around 1100 (not including monitor, mouse keyboard, etc). I've done my homework and came up with this setup.


CPU: Intel Core i7 - 2700k (hoping to overclock)
MOBO: A455-3140: ASUS P8z68-V PRO/GEN3 Intel Z68 Board
PSU: C13-2804: Corsair CMPSU-850TXV2 Enthysiast Series TX850 V2 - 850 watts
RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B - DDR3 - 1600MHz InteL XMP Ready.
Harddrive: 2TB Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 Serial ATA Hard Drive 7200RPM, 64MB
Case: Corsair Special Edition White Graphite Series 600T, Mid Tower Case

OPTIONAL (Do I need this)?: Corsair CW-9060002-WW Hydro H70 CORE High Performance Liquid Cooler - AM2, AM3, FM1


If there is any way I cam improve the setup without raising the price then let me know. I'm sure many people have similar questions so your answers would be a great help to them as well.

Thanks, Julian

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October 5, 2012 2:45:41 PM

Additional Info - I'm buying the PC in the next few weeks. I'm buying most if not all my parts from msy in Sydney, Australia. I left out a disc drive and GPU to keep the cost down because I'm really not sure if I need it for music production, I can get those parts later if I really need them, disk drives aren't that hard install I hear.
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October 5, 2012 2:54:20 PM

PSU is overkill. You can get away with like... 430w. :p 
No, you don't need liquid cooling.

Other than that, everything's good.
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