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Good Music Production Build?

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Last response: in Systems
November 18, 2012 9:44:51 PM

Hi all,
I need help building a computer solely meant for music production (electronic music if it means anything :p ) the only part I really need help in is the computer hardware, as I already know how to build a computer. My budget is $1000-$1200
....Yep that's pretty much it, annnnnnnd GO!

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November 18, 2012 9:51:19 PM

Case is just example,can change . Idk if you need sound card.
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/o5kM
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/o5kM/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/o5kM/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($289.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus P8H77-V LE ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($107.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($93.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($77.64 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($23.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1021.10
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-18 18:52 EST-0500)
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November 18, 2012 9:54:00 PM

Here's AMD build, added some sound card

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/o4CT
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/o4CT/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/o4CT/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($164.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($93.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($117.96 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Sound Card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card ($126.21 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($77.64 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($37.77 @ Mac Connection)
Total: $1048.51
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-17 14:18 EST-0500)
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November 22, 2012 12:24:41 AM

Best answer selected by Icanhazacupcake.
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November 22, 2012 5:49:40 AM

the creative labs card is NOT what you want for electronic music production, you're going to need a real audio interface.
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November 22, 2012 6:26:58 AM

What he said ^
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