Description

My same build with a lot of upgrades and a lot more knowledge. This was mostly to be used for pro tools audio editing/recording, but it turned out to be good for gaming as well. I can't complain.

The first version of this build was less then $1000. I have since made several upgrades. Also keep in mind I bought every part at my local microcenter in MN.

I will explain some parts and why I got it:

Processor: I pretty much built my entire computer around this. It has the hyper threading capability, and is just flawless in pro tools. I used it for way more then gaming, which is why I didn't get an i5.

Cpu Cooler: One of the upgrades I did later on, it was running a bit to hot, but mostly just to loud while trying to record.

I got a SSD just to boot windows and pro tools off of, and I'm in love. This thing is insane. I highly recommend one.

Video Card: I choose one that fit my price range, but still performed well, and I believe upgradable. It does what I need it do, but may get a better one in the future.

I did get a micro tower and motherboard, but they both work very well, Look very good, and stay cool.

I also choose windows 7 over 8 because I have not had much luck with windows 8 and pro tools. They do not seem to get a long.

They keyboard, mouse and tv have been laying around forever. Will hopefully get a decent 1080 monitor in the future.

Comments

  • 76 months ago
  • 3 points

Watercooling with a locked CPU?

  • 76 months ago
  • 3 points

In the description he wanted something quieter and cooler. Probably would have just went with a h212 EVO since the H55 really has no advantage other then costing more and has more parts to break. I sometimes feel those corsair water cooling things are louder then just regular air. Now you have a fan and a pump.

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

they are much louder. Many people that buy the H100i replace the fans with quieter ones.(more $$)

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Ditto. I have an H100, it sure as heck isn't quiet. It does its job though, which is what I wanted.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm guessing OP wants to run it cool and quiet.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Those things are not even remotely quiet. There are way more silent air coolers.

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

for its intended purpose i would say this is a great build

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Love that case! How's it treating you?

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh I love it. It's very easy to work with, small, but cool. It looks great too. It's not trying to over compensate.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build until I saw that MMmich....<I can't say it> ugly blue sweatshirt hanging up in the CPU pic.

Seriously, though, not bad.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

haha it's my gf's sweatshirt. Thanks though.

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  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

As of now just an mbox.