Advice on DAW workstation build Tags: New Build Workstations Systems Last response: February 13, 2013 7:23 AM in Systems Share dedersen February 12, 2013 7:21:28 PM Hi, I am putting together a new workstation for music production. This will be the only function of the PC, so gaming-related specs are not relevant. With that in mind, I am hoping to get some opinions about the following setup: Motherboard: ASUS P9X79 Deluxe http://www.asus.com/Motherboard/P9X79_DELUXE/ CPU: Intel Core i7-3820 3.6GHz http://ark.intel.com/products/63698/Intel-Core-i7-3820-... CPU cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 412S http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6748 PSU: Corsair HX 650W 80 Plus http://www.corsair.com/en/power-supply-units/hx-series-... Graphics: ASUS GeForce 210 1GB Silent http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/NVIDIA_Series/EN210_... SSD: Crucial m4 SSD 256GB http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/partspecs.aspx?IMODULE=... Casing: Fractal Design Define XL R2 Black Pearl http://www.fractal-design.com/?view=product&prod=111 I am reusing 24GB of ram from my previous build as well as 3 non-SSD HDDs. I am not planning to overclock the CPU. In particular, I am unsure if the PSU is sufficient? It's my understanding that it's mostly high-end graphics cards that are very power hungry? Thanks in advance! More about : advice daw workstation build wiggbot February 12, 2013 7:55:55 PM http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.js... This is a great way of seeing if your PSU is adequate. Put your specs in there, and see what it says. dedersen February 13, 2013 6:22:37 AM wiggbot said:http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.js... This is a great way of seeing if your PSU is adequate. Put your specs in there, and see what it says. Thanks for that link, very helpful! Seems like 650W is more than adequate for my build. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer cutebeans February 13, 2013 7:23:22 AM Is Music production really that intensive? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumMy first DAW build - looking for advice ForumAdvice on a Multitasking DAW Build /Upgrade ForumNew Build Advice (Sandybridge Audio DAW ) ForumNeed advice for a Pro Audio PC/ DAW Hardware questions ForumFirst PC build for DAW music PC Forum...does my new i7 920 DAW (Digital Audio Workstation ) build look a-ok? Forum$2100 DAW Build (Digital Audio Workstation ) ForumBuilding My First DAW ForumBuilding ~$1300 DAW - any useful tips or comments? ForumAdvise Needed for < $700 Budget 3D Design / DAW / Gaming Rig ForumQuiet i7 DAW $2500 Budget ForumNew from Scratch, DAW , Gaming + Video Capture/Editing ForumBulding a DAW .. how about these components? Forum$1k-$1.5k Audio Workstation DAW Build newbie Forum$600-700 Budget 3D Workstation / DAW / Gaming Rig ForumUpgrading PC after 4 Years(2009) Need Help! [PC Noob] More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !