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First Time Build (Budget Help)

rxtrohvze

38 months ago

Hey i plan on building a pc for music production and light video editing . My budget is 1200 max I picked all of the parts i planned on buying, I need some suggestions on more bang for my buck.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $324.95 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $99.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus Z170 PRO GAMING/AURA ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $153.99 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $49.99 @ NCIX US
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $74.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Sandisk Ultra II 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $114.59 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 950 2GB SSC ACX 2.0 Video Card $179.42 @ OutletPC
Case Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case $109.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $118.99 @ SuperBiiz
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $29.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1276.79
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1256.79
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-18 13:55 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Here is the build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6800K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor $428.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H5 Ultimate 76.0 CFM CPU Cooler $46.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus X99-E ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $208.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $154.14 @ Amazon
Storage Sandisk Ultra II 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $114.59 @ Amazon
Video Card Zotac GeForce GT 730 2GB Video Card $59.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fractal Design Core 2300 ATX Mid Tower Case $34.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair RMx 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Newegg
Sound Card Asus STRIX SOAR 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card $99.99 @ B&H
Wireless Network Adapter Asus PCE-N15 PCI-Express x1 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter $16.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1285.54
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1265.54
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-18 14:38 EDT-0400

I went for i7-6800K instead of i7-6700K because even if music production apps use higher single core performance when multiple applications are run together side by side multiple cores come in handy and improves overall performance a lot. i7-6800K will also improve your Video editing experience. Why provide a Video card like GT730 instead of GTX950 or GTX1050Ti? Because the usage of graphics card is minimal in work like this so going for mid-range or high end Video cards is meaningless. Then is a Video card required at all, yes it is required as some music production apps use video cards for graphical utility which helps them run smoother.(that dose not mean you require high end card). Included STRIX SOAR sound card which is great for both gaming and productivity stuff. Went with 32GB DDR4(2 x 16GB) kit to provide you with space to fit in another 96GB ram down the lane if required. And remember to go for same kind of RAM when upgrading that you are having now. For eg. Now you are going for Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB(2 x 16GB) DDR4 2400 Kit then when you feel like adding more RAM get another Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB(2 x 16GB) DDR4 2400 Kit if you get another module kit or try to fit in 2 x 8GB RAM with present 2 x 16GB RAM it will not work and will cause problem.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks so much

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks

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