Advice on DAW workstation build

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-Processor-10M-Cache-up-to-3_80-GHz

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-power-supply-units/hx-series-hx650-power-supply-650-watt-80-plus-gold-certified-modular-psu.html

Graphics:
ASUS GeForce 210 1GB Silent
http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/NVIDIA_Series/EN210_SILENTDI1GD3V2LP/

SSD:
Crucial m4 SSD 256GB
http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/partspecs.aspx?IMODULE=CT256M4SSD2

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!
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  1. http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

    This is a great way of seeing if your PSU is adequate. Put your specs in there, and see what it says.
  2. wiggbot said:
    http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

    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.
  3. Is Music production really that intensive?
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