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Music production build

DubbD
  • 56 months ago

This is my first ever build I know nothing about building a computer I was told it could be cheaper by a friend and thought I'd give it a try. So, anyways I'm wanting a music production based build. I'll be using Fruity loops 11 studios. Here's the specs: https://support.image-line.com/knowledgebase/base.php?ans=82

Also my budget ideal would be around $600 but I could go around $800.

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Will you be doing any gaming or a this 100% about music production?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Peripherals? Do you need an operating system?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $325.99 @ B&H
Motherboard ASRock B150M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $83.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill NT Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $85.99 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $129.99 @ Newegg
Case Nanoxia NXDS4B MicroATX Mini Tower Case $80.79 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $786.74
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-22 14:20 EDT-0400

I think this would be a pretty good start. Add quiet 5400RPM storage drives on an as-needed basis (AV/green/purple 2-4TB drives). Consider upgrading the CPU fan to something like a Scythe Katana 4 at some point in the future to reduce noise. Consider a fanless discrete GPU like a GTX750 at some point in the future to free up CPU TDP and memory subsystem resources to maximize performance.


Ideally, a good workstation for something like this would look more like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E5-2630 V3 2.4GHz 8-Core OEM/Tray Processor $619.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Scythe SCKTN-4000 55.5 CFM CPU Cooler $29.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard SUPERMICRO MBD-X10DAL $293.00
Memory Kingston 16GB (1 x 16GB) Registered DDR4-2133 Memory $116.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $129.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 750 2GB Video Card $129.99 @ Amazon
Case Antec P100 ATX Mid Tower Case $72.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.97 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1472.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-22 14:28 EDT-0400
  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I honestly wish my price range was remotely that high sadly it's not. Is there anything else you would recommend?

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Is the i7-6700 build posted there still too high?

If so...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E3-1246 V3 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $276.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $75.98 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $74.99 @ Amazon
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $129.99 @ Amazon
Case Silverstone PS09B MicroATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic S12II 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $652.93
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-22 20:55 EDT-0400

That's a good alternative to shave off about $150.

Obviously I'm assuming you'll be attaching a USB mixer for sound I/O here, as there's really no reason to use any sort of "sound card" or "onboard sound" for music production anyway. As you probably know there are lots of nice USB mixers with headphone outputs and decent controls for mics and/or line level inputs for under $100.


Here's another good option:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320E 3.2GHz 8-Core Processor $125.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler RAIJINTEK AIDOS BLACK 48.6 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $19.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard $66.98 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $74.99 @ Amazon
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $129.99 @ Amazon
Video Card PNY GeForce GT 730 1GB Video Card $59.99 @ Amazon
Case Deepcool TESSERACT WH ATX Mid Tower Case $35.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $61.15 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $575.07
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-22 21:14 EDT-0400

I would advise overclocking this to get the best value out of it. ~4.2ghz would be a nice target to aim for that should still run quiet on that heatsink.

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