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Old 24-03-2013, 04:08 PM   #1
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Building a PC

Wasn't sure where to put this thread... but anyways

I'm building a PC for gaming as well as music stuff

So far I have the following hardware that I am thinking of purchasing. If anyone has any better (and cheaper is possible) alternatives to anything below, please don't hesitate to say so!

Processor: intel 3570k; [Only registered and activated users can see links. Click here to register]
$230
RAM: corsair 16gb vengeance; [Only registered and activated users can see links. Click here to register]
$101
Harddrive: intel ssd 330 series; [Only registered and activated users can see links. Click here to register]
$130
GFX card: [Only registered and activated users can see links. Click here to register]
$215
motherboard: [Only registered and activated users can see links. Click here to register]
$125
power supply: [Only registered and activated users can see links. Click here to register]
$140
keyboard: [Only registered and activated users can see links. Click here to register]
$60
cd dvd drive: [Only registered and activated users can see links. Click here to register]
$20
computer case: [Only registered and activated users can see links. Click here to register]
$115
heat sink: [Only registered and activated users can see links. Click here to register]
$30

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Old 26-03-2013, 12:43 AM   #2
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Re: Building a PC

you could probably get better performance with smaller SSD (somthing like 16-32 gigs) for OS/Programs and a larger 7200rpm drive for storage

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Old 26-03-2013, 05:07 AM   #3
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Re: Building a PC

cpu if you can afford go for i7, much better
ram, ok
SSD right on, 32 gb isnt enough, 120gb is perfect, you want your games and every music software to be in there
GFX card, i've always been a ATI fan cept lately, tbh you'll get better performance for less with an EVGA nvidia
mobo, wtf is this brand? i'd go with MSI, or Asus even
PSU, since you're going to OC that cpu, you'll need 850, a 650 is really borderline what that system, corsair is really good as well
heatsink, go with Zalman all the way, not too expensive, but they're the cadillac

doublecheck you're parts prices on shopbot.ca and you can pricematch from anywhere when buying on ncix, that's what I do

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Old 26-03-2013, 06:17 AM   #4
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you should save in other stuff and get the i7
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Old 26-03-2013, 11:54 AM   #5
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thanks for the feedback, it is a work in progress!

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Old 26-03-2013, 07:41 PM   #6
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cpu if you can afford go for i7, much better
ram, ok
SSD right on, 32 gb isnt enough, 120gb is perfect, you want your games and every music software to be in there
GFX card, i've always been a ATI fan cept lately, tbh you'll get better performance for less with an EVGA nvidia
mobo, wtf is this brand? i'd go with MSI, or Asus even
PSU, since you're going to OC that cpu, you'll need 850, a 650 is really borderline what that system, corsair is really good as well
heatsink, go with Zalman all the way, not too expensive, but they're the cadillac

doublecheck you're parts prices on shopbot.ca and you can pricematch from anywhere when buying on ncix, that's what I do

good luck
Wait so if you stick your daw in your ssd, where should your sample library go?
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Wait so if you stick your daw in your ssd, where should your sample library go?
Depends how big your sample library is. I keep my library on my SSD alongside windows, Live and whatever other apps and I've only just hit the halfway mark on a 128gb SSD drive.
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Old 27-03-2013, 01:55 AM   #8
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Wait so if you stick your daw in your ssd, where should your sample library go?
a standard 7,200rpm HDD is just fine. personnaly i have a 512gb SSD in my laptop so no problem but theres no major drawback have your librairies on a standard HDD
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a standard 7,200rpm HDD is just fine. personnaly i have a 512gb SSD in my laptop so no problem but theres no major drawback have your librairies on a standard HDD
when opening lots of files makes a huge difference, like a project with some kontakt instruments
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Wait so if you stick your daw in your ssd, where should your sample library go?
DAW will remain on my macbook pro

This PC is for gaming

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Old 28-03-2013, 02:48 PM   #11
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Depends how big your sample library is. I keep my library on my SSD alongside windows, Live and whatever other apps and I've only just hit the halfway mark on a 128gb SSD drive.
I have a nasty habit of taking all the samples from my issues of computer music magazine and sticking them on the hard drive; I'm up to 60 gigs lol. Time to do some deleting ....

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