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[Budget] $1000 Building a pc for a friend trying to create a music studio. Constructive criticism appreciated.

BluSolace
  • 73 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $204.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z87-DS3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $96.79 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $139.99 @ Amazon
Storage A-Data S510 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $125.98 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital WD SE 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $133.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card $169.99 @ NCIX US
Case NZXT H230 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Antec EarthWatts Green 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $69.98 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $14.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $996.68
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-04 23:23 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Aren't music programs all in 2D? Unless there's something going in 3D that I don't know about, you can dump the video card and save $170.

Interesting case choice, actually I rather like it but it looks not as well featured so I'll stick with the Corsair 330R personally.

IS the PC going to be placed remotely outside of the live or control rooms? If not you may need to pay even more attention to teh quietz.

Is this computer going to be used to record audio tracks, mix, what functions? Are you using an external audio card? Does its bus support enough bandwidth for the desired number of tracks to be concurrently recorded? Without this sort of information, or a cost target, we're pretty much left with "what do you think of my generic non-3D usage PC" which kind of fails to excite amongst the world of DIY computing.

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