I'm planning to build a PC for under $1000 for my audio production work. At the moment I only use a dual core desktop which school were giving out for free (so it sucks). I've researched and because I want to keep the price as low as possible I have decided to go with AMD instead of Intel.
What I plan to do is whenever I need to upgrade my computer I will just build a completely new one and use the older one as a slave computer to connect to my host computer.
I have not decided on a graphics card yet but I'd like a quite cheap 1GB one because I don't plan to be playing games on it only using music software. If you have any suggestions that would be great!
Something like this should be good for you. Went with a mini ITX design so it's nice and portable if you need to take it between home, school, studio etc. If you dont need portability then you can get it a bit cheaper.
Thanks for the replies! Sorry I haven't replied for a bit, been away.
I decided to up my budget a bit and I've posted on another forum as well and this is what I have come up with:
Case: CM Storm Trooper [SGC-5000-KWN1] $189
PSU: Corsair VS450 Builder Series ATX Power Supply $49
MoBo: ASRock 990FX EXTREME4 $160
CPU: AMD FX-8350 8 Core Processor (4.0GHz) $215
CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 CO $35
RAM: 2xKingston ValueRAM KVR1333D3N9K2/8G 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 – $49
HDD: 2 x 3.5" 1TB SATA3 7200rpm HGST 7K1000.C $67 (I want two seprate HDD)
SDD: 2.5" 120GB Sata3 Kingston V300 (R:450MB/s W:450MB/s) $90
ODD: LG [GH24-NS90] [24x/oem with Software) Black $20
GPU: Cheap one I have lying around at home not sure what it is
I'm not sure if the PSU will be compatible/enough wattage though?