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Home Business / Music Studio PC

by HRApplegate



Date Published

April 5, 2016

Date Built

April 2, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

3.5 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

21.5° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.14 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.01 GHz


Building a Computer to handle Home Recording / Music Production and general Business needs. I do Home Inspections and handle a lot of photos and text documents. I needed a computer to handle the Photo loads and DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) Software. I went with a Mid level gaming framework, although I think this would handle most anything that I will through at it. My biggest challenge was to get enough power and to future -proof a bit, without being tempted to get more than I needed. I used a Cooler Master 912 Case and did a light Mod (Painted interior flat Black with a gloss Red motherboard tray ) and I think it turned out pretty darn cool.

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

Great cooler - pretty quiet - not silent but damn close to it. Mounted well and is solid.


This Case is outstanding for the money! Great air flow - easy to work on - plenty of spare screws included and parts to complete any build. Cable management was a breeze.

Case Fan

Great Fan - Nice LED (I got Blue) and very quiet which I need for Music Production.

Case Fan

Will do for now - they are nice fans but are 4 pin with no adapter - had to modify them for a 3 pin fan controller.

Comments Sorted by:

vitexo 5 Builds 2 points 35 months ago

Very nice. I like!

rightinthepope 2 Builds 2 points 35 months ago

A lefty eh? Haha, awesome setup you've got!

mlach 4 Builds 2 points 35 months ago

It's too hard to tell, but you may want to adjust your fan orientation. If you keep it on the left side of the radiator, turn it around so that the fans blades face the rad and pull air. Otherwise it will try and compete with your rear exhaust fan. Otherwise, you can just move it over to the right side.

Either way, the build looks fine. Your setup is real good, +1.

HRApplegate submitter 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

Thank you - Yes I know what you mean... For some reason this bracket is made to pull the air into the fins... I tried it the other way like you said and that was exactly what was happening (competing with rear fan air flow as opposed to assisting)... I will try and modify it like you said though - because the fan hovers over my last course of RAM and I don't like that. - Thank you!

mb67 5 Builds 2 points 35 months ago

I really like this build! :)

HRApplegate submitter 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago


Squishbean1 2 Builds 2 points 35 months ago

This is very nice for the price range. Also, nice modding on that case.

HRApplegate submitter 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

Thank You!

Squishbean1 2 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

You're welcome.

EthanKirchner1994 1 Build 1 point 34 months ago

I hope I can build a new music PC for my dad.

skyrise 1 Build 1 point 32 months ago

Smart case choise! +1

About the fans - Cooler Master JetFlo 120 truly is the best. They also come with two 3-pin low noise adapters - 1200 and 1600 RPM.

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HRApplegate submitter 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

Thanks! -