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October 17, 2012 6:41:22 PM

I need to build a new computer that will be used for music production and also a bit of gaming. Since I'm based in Europe, the prices will be different but still somewhat similar.

Here's what I've come up with after doing some research. I would like to get some feedback and what parts should I change? What if I should cut the cost by lets say 10%?

I won't change the monitor and the computer should be quiet. There should be some room for upgrading (like GPU) and I'm not sure about over clocking.


CPU
Intel Core i7 3770K 3.5G 8M LGA1155
Cooler
Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H60 Watercooling System
M/B
Asus Socket 1155 Maximus V Gene
RAM
2x Corsair DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz 16GB CL10 (10-10-10-27) (KIT OF 2 - 8GB) Vengeance
SSD
Corsair Force GT 240GB 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s
HDD
2x Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB
GPU
Asus RADEON HD 7950 3GB DirectCU II TOP V2
Housing
Corsair 650D MID-TOWER Black NO PSU
FAN
3x Noctua NF-S12B FLX
ODD
Asus DRW-24B5ST Black
PSU
Corsair 850W
Monitor
Dell 27" LCD UltraSharp U2711
a b 4 Gaming
October 17, 2012 6:51:10 PM

The H60 is a weak cooler. Get a Hyper 212 EVO and add an extra fan, if you want.
The Gene is an OK mobo, but it's mATX. Get a better ATX mobo, like the Extreme 6.
32GB is a ton of RAM. Just get one 16GB kit.
850w is too much. Get 650w.
October 17, 2012 8:43:32 PM

So I change to

Cooler Master CPU Cooler Hyper 212 Evo
ASRock Socket 1155 Z77 Extreme6
Corsair DDR3 PC3-15000 1866MHz 16GB CL9 (9-10-9-27) Vengeance
Corsair TX650 V2 80 PLUS Bronze 650W

Is this a good setup now?
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a b 4 Gaming
October 17, 2012 9:11:53 PM

Yes, change to that, but do not get that RAM. Make sure it is 1600MHz.
October 17, 2012 9:20:09 PM

obsama1 said:
Yes, change to that, but do not get that RAM. Make sure it is 1600MHz.


Thanks a lot! I appreciate your help.

Should I go 4x4GB or 2x8GB? Any difference?

One more thing. Since the person using the computer is most likely not going to overclock, should I change the CPU to
Intel Core i7 3820 instead of 3770K?
Is there any point to change the coolers in the 650D case?
a b 4 Gaming
October 17, 2012 9:53:24 PM

Get 2x8GB. It will be cheaper, and uses less energy.
DO not get the 3820. A few reasons why:
1) The 3770K is more powerful.
2) The 3770K is cheaper.
3) The mobos for the 3820 are more expensive.

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