This is my first post after having used this site a lot for reference. As the title says... first time build. To put it simply, the only two seriously taxing things I can see doing with this machine are gaming and audio recording. The audio recording I'm not too concerned with, since I assume that more depends on the audio interface I go with and the rest of my external equipment. I think this system should be fast enough to support the interface and my digital audio workstation software. I just want to be sure that it will also be sufficient for gaming. I'm not the type of person that needs to ultra/max out every setting, but I would like solid performance. After some research, here's what I have come up with:
I've never really tried doing anything like that. I've read a bit about overclocking and I guess I could see it as maybe a possibility if I ever get the urge (Crossfire another one of those small possibilities), but I definitely don't have any plans/the need to do any of these things now... probably keeping it simple for a while.