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February 27, 2013 11:04:51 PM

Hey everyone!

So this is my first build ever and I'm starting to narrow things down. I'll be using this computer for music production including multi track recording and some sample heavy projects, also for most adobe programs, photoshop, illustrator, after effects, and then a little gaming in the future with titles like fallout and Skyrim.
I'd love some feedback if anyone is so inclined.

I'm a little unsure about the video card and the power supply but I've read good things about both of these.


CPU AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core $189.99
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ $133.98
Memory Kingston LV XMP 10th Anniversary Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 $109.99
Storage Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" SSD $186.98
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $75.98
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $75.98
Video Card Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB $184.99
Wireless Network Adapter Asus PCE-N15 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 $26.98
Case Cougar Solution (Black) ATX Mid Tower $50.98
Power Supply Cooler Master 700W ATX12V $74.99
Optical Drive Lite-On IHAS324-98 DVD/CD Writer $24.98
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (32-bit) $89.98

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/GrBm



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February 27, 2013 11:15:23 PM

change CPU to an i5 3570k or an i3 because amd is better for gaming and Intel you sorta get the better of both worlds, processing power and good for gaming its a little bit more expensive but it makes all the difference i had an amd computer for 2-4 years and it was OK i replaced my PC and it was Intel this time and there was loads of difference between loading times and performance also the amd cpu you have there is 4 logic cores and 4 physical cores. so really here is my build anyway: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Gsaw

just take out the peripherals for your build
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February 27, 2013 11:17:56 PM

and you might need to change your memory and motherboard as well if you change your cpu but your build is very good but i recommend this as you will need the power for your post production work
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February 27, 2013 11:25:57 PM

Thanks for the reply thats good to know. I just read about it a little bit and am going to investigate this some more but you opened my eyes!
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February 28, 2013 12:20:29 AM

aking93 said:
change CPU to an i5 3570k or an i3 because amd is better for gaming and Intel you sorta get the better of both worlds, processing power and good for gaming its a little bit more expensive but it makes all the difference i had an amd computer for 2-4 years and it was OK i replaced my PC and it was Intel this time and there was loads of difference between loading times and performance also the amd cpu you have there is 4 logic cores and 4 physical cores. so really here is my build anyway: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Gsaw

just take out the peripherals for your build


Also, what board would you recommend? Any thoughts about the ASUS P8Z77-V PRO?
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February 28, 2013 2:42:20 AM

Here is a second build after considering the post above and reading different things tonight.
Any thought?


CPU Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core $223.79
Motherboard Asus P8Z77-V PRO ATX LGA1155 $199.99
Memory Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Combo or $99.99
Storage Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" SSD $186.98
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $75.98
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $75.98
Video Card Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Combo or $184.99
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower $52.99
Power Supply Cooler Master 700W ATX12V $74.99
Optical Drive Lite-On IHAS324-98 DVD/CD Writer $24.98
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (32-bit) $89.98

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Gvci
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February 28, 2013 11:59:04 AM

I suggest changing the power supply to 500w, as 700w is excessive for your build. Go for SeaSonic, XFX, or Antec brands.
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February 28, 2013 6:11:43 PM

Thanks for the heads up but I think I'm going to stick with the power supply I have in case of upgrades later or whatever. Don't think it will hurt to have more than enough power in the mean time.

Ok, final build I think I'm going to buy.

CPU Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core $223.79
Motherboard Asus P8Z77-V PRO ATX LGA1155 $199.99
Memory Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Combo or $99.99
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $75.98
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $75.98
Intel 335 Series 240GB 2.5" SSD $192.99
Video Card Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Combo or $184.99
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower $52.99
Power Supply Cooler Master 700W ATX12V $74.99
Optical Drive Lite-On IHAS324-98 DVD/CD Writer $24.98
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (32-bit) $89.98
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February 28, 2013 6:13:18 PM

Best answer selected by ibycus.
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