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 $2100 DAW Build (Digital Audio Workstation) Forum $1k-$1.5k Audio Workstation DAW Build newbie Forum ...does my new i7 920 DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) build look a-ok? Forum SolvedNew Build For DAW...Advice Please Forum looking for advice on New HOT DAW Build Forum Audio editing PC build (DAW) - Advice please Forum Advice on first build? For Music DAW and Solidworks CAD/CAM Forum Seeking Advice On DAW Computer Build or Purchase Forum New Build Advice (Sandybridge Audio DAW) Forum My first DAW build - looking for advice Forum SolvedBest Value Z87 Motherboard for DAW ( Digital audio workstation) Forum SolvedNeed advice for 3000$ workstation build Forum Solved3D Workstation New Build - Cooling Advice Needed Forum SolvedWorkstation build for Maya Zbrush Blender need advice on build...graphics card top priority Forum SolvedGaming/Workstation Build Motherboard Advice Forum SolvedAdvice on Gaming/Workstation PC Build Forum SolvedBuilding a good Matlab workstation system (advice) Forum SolvedAdvice on a New Gaming/Slight Workstation PC Build Forum Solved$1,000 High-end Workstation Build Advice Forum SolvedI need advice on building a audio and video editing workstation to record music, create music CDs, CD labels, and to create Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !