Description

This PC was built from the ground up to be the focal point in my home studio. Running 120gb SSD boot partition. All programs are installed on (2) 500 gb drives running RAID1. 3 tb SATA3 64mb cache 7200 rpm storing all data and library. I am using a USB audio interface, the Scarlett 8i6 by Focusrite.

Ableton Live Suite 9 is my weapon of choice, along with NI Maschine, Reason 6 and NI Traktor Scratch Pro. I use my iPad's to control Live's controls, Lemur and Touchable.

As for the modifications: I changed the color scheme from White with Black accents, to White with Navy Blue accents. I'm a huge Charger fan so I wanted a Charger themed build.

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Comments

  • 81 months ago
  • 4 points

Beautiful, and also, you have really good temps at 4.8 Ghz. Planning on pushing 5 Ghz?

  • 81 months ago
  • 3 points

Great parts. Did you have the sandy bridge carried over from a previous build? $320 is kind of high and an ivy bridge i7 is around the same price right now.

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

He may have wanted it for overclocking purposes, seeing as how its clocked at 4.8 Ghz at the moment.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

But I'm saying he could have gotten an ivy bridge i7-3770K for $320. That can overclock too. I'm guessing he had the 2700k already.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

But ivy bridge doesn't overclock as well due to heat issues and they perform very similarly.

  • 81 months ago
  • 4 points

The performance increase in ivy bridge outweighs the slight disadvantage in overclocking. If he already had the sandy bridge in the first place it would make sense, but not if he bought the sandy bridge over the ivy.

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

This is very accurate.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

My point exactly.

  • 81 months ago
  • 0 points

Therr is a performance difference between SB and IB of around 10 %, so you can compare a 4.8Ghz OC on SB with a ~4.4Ghz on IB. IB runs hotter, that's true, but you don't need to OC IB as far as SB to get the same performance.

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

Slick build man! Like the lighting.

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

Damn nice build, excellent cable management aswell.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

I dont know when you built this, or when did you order the parts, but I guess you should have waited a bit and got a cheaper, and way better GTX 770, but its a great build nonetheless.

  • 81 months ago
  • 2 points

A 770 is just a rebranded 680 with a slightly higher memory clock, not a huge improvement in performance.

  • 81 months ago
  • 3 points

It's cheaper, with better performance, huge or not, it's better overall.

  • 81 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for all the kind words. This PC has been a work in progress, but it's to where I happy with it. I picked up the CPU and Mobo at X-mas time I had it over 5ghz with 1.34 VCore. Took back down a bit. I picked up the GTX680 Lightning 2 months ago. This thing is a beast.
I mainly use this as my DAW, and I can have Ableton Live 9, Native Instruments Machine and Reason 6 all running perfectly. CPU % never gets over 20%

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you like the K95?

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I see that Novation. How do you like it? I have the Launch Pad Mini and the Launch Key 49. They're awesome.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

how do the monitors look on the 680?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

They look awesome

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

You overpaid for that video card. oh yeah this was uploaded so long ago

  • 70 months ago
  • 0 points

This is a PC building and discussion site. There is no point in listing your iPads on here. All the extra parts don't seem to make much sense to me.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

you can use them as midis

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

In the section where he talks about his software he talks about how he uses it and he uses his ipad with the software also most of the things on here i have a variation of the same thing (im a graphic designer)

  • 76 months ago
  • -3 points

this probably a troll or this guy just has wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy to much money and needs to give me some

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