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itsmattithink

63 months ago

Hey Folks, Looking to get some advice on putting together my first desktop strictly for Audio production. Ideally I didn't want to spend as much as this current build but I'm also an advocate for buying the better stuff first so I don't have to again down the road. However, if anyone could offer some cost saving suggestions or swapping for something better here and there I'd love to here what you think. Especially concerning the CPU being as there is a huge price jump from the i5 to the i7 so if it's not going to be worth my while please let me know! (though I'm sure there's a million threads already comparing the two, I just want to make sure the i7 is worth the extra cash with this current set-up).

This is just going to be used for my own personal bedroom recording studio but I tend to get very plug-in heavy projects that seem to bog down my current machine (which is so pathetic that I shan't even mention what it is). Thanks

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $328.94 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $135.98 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $74.99 @ NCIX US
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $74.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus GeForce GT 630 2GB Video Card $29.99 @ NCIX US
Case Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case $29.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $34.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $88.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer H226HQLbid 60Hz 21.5" Monitor $117.00 @ Newegg
Keyboard Logitech K120 Wired Standard Keyboard $8.99 @ NCIX US
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $964.83
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-14 15:27 EST-0500

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