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  Quote philip007 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Digital Audio Workstation Build
    Posted: 28 Mar 2012 at 12:16pm
hello
just need some help to build a mid range budget computer for my studio.
i will need to build it around the i7-2600k processor because i will use the on-Bord video so i will save here and no need for external video card .
also i was thinking about ssd drive for the system drive ( CRUCIAL 64GB)
any input are welcome
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  Quote Jmundy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Mar 2012 at 1:10pm
Hello philip007,
 
 
We would be happy to assist you!
 
Here's what I have in mind:
 
  • ANTEC One Gaming Black Mid-Tower Case, ATX, No PSU
  • CORSAIR GS600 Gaming Series™ Power Supply, 600W, 80 PLUS®, 24-pin ATX12V V2.3 EPS12V, 2x 8/6-pin PCIe, Retail
  • GIGABYTE GA-H67MA-USB3-B3, LGA1155, Intel® H67, DDR3-1333 32GB /4, PCIe x16 CF /2, SATA 3Gb/s RAID 5 /4, 6Gb/s /2, VGA+DVI+HDMI, USB 3.0 /2, HDA, GbLAN, mATX, Retail
  • INTEL Core™ i5-2500K Quad-Core 3.3 - 3.7GHz TB, HD Graphics 3000, LGA1155, 6MB L3 Cache, 32nm, 95W, EM64T EIST VT-x XD, Retail
  • KINGSTON 16GB (4 x 4GB) ValueRAM PC3-10600 DDR3 1333MHz CL9 (9-9-9) 1.5V SDRAM DIMM, Non-ECC
  • EVGA GeForce® GT 520 810MHz, 1GB GDDR3 1400MHz, PCIe x16, VGA+DVI+HDMI, Full-height/Low-profile, Retail
  • CRUCIAL 64GB M4 SSD, MLC Marvell 88SS9174, 500/95 MB/s, 2.5-Inch, SATA 6 Gb/s, Retail
  • SEAGATE 1TB Barracuda® 7200.12, SATA 6 Gb/s, 7200 RPM, 32MB cache
  • RAID No RAID, Independent HDD Drives
  • SONY AD-7261S Black 24x DVD±R/RW Dual-Layer Burner w/ Lightscribe, SATA, OEM
  • MICROSOFT Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Edition w/ SP1, OEM
  • WARRANTY Silver Warranty Package (3 Year Limited Parts, 3 Year Labor Warranty)
  • I selected a Gigabyte board, specifically due to the Texas Instruments chipset, which I know is widely loved by many audio interfaces. All other components listed are based on my own experiences with DAWs and their hardware requirements.

    Feel free to post any questions you may have, and thank you for visiting AVAForums!
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      Quote philip007 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Mar 2012 at 12:09pm
    Thanks Joseph for the quick reply !
    yes you are correct about the Gigabyte board &  Texas Instruments chipset for audio work , but for some reason i do not see a firewire port on this board ?  also in my case i dont think that i will need firewire because i will use a usb audio interface .
    i change some parts in this next build for some better case,board and power Supply and wonder what you think about this change

     
    • ANTEC Performance One P183 V3 Black Mid-Tower Case, ATX, No PSU
    • CORSAIR TX650 V2 Power Supply 650W, 80 PLUS® Bronze, 24-pin ATX12V v2.31 EPS12V 2.92, 2x 8/6-pin PCIe
    • GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3, LGA1155, Intel® Z68, DDR3-2133 32GB /4, PCIe x16 SLI CF /1+1*, SATA 3Gb/s RAID 5 /3, 6Gb/s /4, VGA+DVI+HDMI+DP, USB 3.0 /4, HDA, GbLAN, FW /2, ATX, Retail
    • INTEL Core™ i7-2600 Quad-Core 3.4 - 3.8GHz TB, HD Graphics 2000, LGA1155, 8MB L3 Cache, 32nm, 95W, EM64T EIST HT VT-d VT-x XD, Retail
    • NOCTUA NH-U12P SE2 CPU Cooling Fan, Socket 1155/1156/1366/775/FM1/AM3/AM2, 2x 120mm Fans, Copper/Aluminum, Retail
    • KINGSTON 16GB (4 x 4GB) ValueRAM PC3-10600 DDR3 1333MHz CL9 (9-9-9) 1.5V SDRAM DIMM, Non-ECC
    • CRUCIAL 64GB M4 SSD, MLC Marvell 88SS9174, 500/95 MB/s, 2.5-Inch, SATA 6 Gb/s, Retail
    • SEAGATE 1TB Barracuda®, SATA 6 Gb/s, 7200 RPM, 64MB cache
    • RAID No RAID, Independent HDD Drives
    • ASUS DRW-24B3LT Black 24x DVD±R/RW Dual-Layer Burner w/ Lightscribe, SATA, OEM
    • NONE No Operating System (Choose OS or subject to Limited Support)
    • WARRANTY Silver Warranty Package (3 Year Limited Parts, 3 Year Labor Warranty)    


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      Quote Jmundy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Apr 2012 at 11:57am
    Hello Phillip007,
     
     
    You're most certainly welcome!
     
    This configuration is amazing and will most definitely be suitable for your line of work. I wouldn't change a thing, great job!
     
    Feel free to post any questions you might have in the future.
     
    Thank you for visiting AVAForums and please have yourself a wonderful day!
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      Quote philip007 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Apr 2012 at 1:06am
    Hi Joseph
    I Call you last week and left you a message and never Heard back from you !!!
    Anyway
    I'm thinking of change the build a bit to save some $$$ and need your help.
    The build that I think of is

    COOLER MASTER Silencio 550 Black Mid-Tower Case, ATX, No PSU, Steel/Plastic
    GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3, LGA1155, Intel® Z68, DDR3-2133 32GB /4, PCIe x16 SLI CF /1+1*, SATA 3Gb/s RAID 5 /3, 6Gb/s /4, VGA+DVI+HDMI+DP, USB 3.0 /4, HDA, GbLAN, FW /2, ATX, Retail
    INTEL Core™ i7-2600 Quad-Core 3.4 - 3.8GHz TB, HD Graphics 2000, LGA1155, 8MB L3 Cache, 32nm, 95W, EM64T EIST HT VT-d VT-x XD, Retail
    CRUCIAL 64GB M4 SSD, MLC Marvell 88SS9174, 500/95 MB/s, 2.5-Inch, SATA 6 Gb/s, Retail
    SEAGATE 1TB Barracuda®, SATA 6 Gb/s, 7200 RPM, 64MB cache
    SONY AD-7280S Black 24x DVD±R/RW Dual-Layer Burner, SATA, OEM

    If so far it's look good the only thing that I will need your help is for the PSU,CPU COOLER AND THE RAM.
    I know that the Silencio 550 case limits the CPU cooler height to 154mm.
    Also I will need a good and quiet PSU but not expensive.
    And for the ram I would like the best value for the $$$... DDR3-1333 or DDR3-1600
    Thanks










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      Quote Jmundy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Apr 2012 at 3:54pm
    Hello philip007,
     
     
    Did you leave me a voicemail? Either way, I'm terribly sorry for not getting back to you and will be happy to assist you further!
     
    Here are the recommendations for your system:
     
     
     
     
    If you have any questions please feel free to continue posting on AVAForums!
     
     
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      Quote philip007 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Apr 2012 at 5:11pm
    Hi  Joseph

    yes i left you a voicemail with my number after we talk for a 1-2 min and then you told me to call you back with the right configuration Code/number...ohh well..you maybe gut busy or something like that.

    anyway thanks for your reply !!!

    the cpu cooler that you recommended me are 158.5 mm height and on the COOLER MASTER website its said that the Silencio 550 max height are 154mm...do you think it will work somehow or i will need a different CPU cooler?

    about the ram i will need 16gb..not 8..and also i will prefer to buy one "in stock" and not "special order"

    the power supply look good and probably more then ok for me.

    last thing...do you think that the lower end GIGABYTE board will work fine for music or just stay with one i pick up...im wondering about the low end  GIGABYTE Z68 Chipset

    Thanks


         

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      Quote Jmundy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Apr 2012 at 9:08am
    Hello philip007,
     
     
    Actually, there's about 7.3 inches of clearance for the CPU cooler so I think you're safe!
     
    Though those sticks are listed as Special Order, they are readily available. You can purchase two of those kits to create a 16GB kit.
     
    Sure, the Z68 chipset is great by itself so if you want to save some money and downgrade the board I feel that's perfectly alright.
     
    Feel free to continue posting with any questions you may have!
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      Quote philip007 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Apr 2012 at 9:56am
    Thanks Joseph
    made a few changes in the build(case & psu and to the i7-2600k because the better video)
    this is going to be the Final spec , can you Confirm this build for me Please?

    NZXT H2 Classic Silent Black Mid-Tower Case, ATX, No PSU, Plastic/Steel
    ANTEC TruePower New TP-550, 80 PLUS®, 550W, 24-pin ATX12V EPS12V, One 6-pin + One 8-pin PCIe, SLI Certified
    GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3, LGA1155, Intel® Z68, DDR3-2133 32GB /4, PCIe x16 SLI CF /1+1*, SATA 3Gb/s RAID 5 /3, 6Gb/s /4, VGA+DVI+HDMI+DP, USB 3.0 /4, HDA, GbLAN, FW /2, ATX, Retail
    INTEL Core™ i7-2600K Quad-Core 3.4 - 3.8GHz TB, HD Graphics 3000, LGA1155, 8MB L3 Cache, 32nm, 95W, EM64T EIST HT VT-x XD, Retail
    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler, Socket 1155/1156/1366/775/AM3/AM2, Copper/Aluminum, Retail
    G SKILL 16GB (4 x 4GB) Ripjaws PC3-12800 DDR3 1600MHz CL9 (9-9-9-24) 1.5V SDRAM DIMM, Non-ECC
    CRUCIAL 64GB M4 SSD, MLC Marvell 88SS9174, 500/95 MB/s, 2.5-Inch, SATA 6 Gb/s, Retail
    SEAGATE 1TB Barracuda®, SATA 6 Gb/s, 7200 RPM, 64MB cache
    ASUS DRW-24B3LT Black 24x DVD±R/RW Dual-Layer Burner w/ Lightscribe, SATA, OEM

    Thanks


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      Quote Jmundy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Apr 2012 at 2:33pm
    Hello Philip007,
     
     
    Everything looks great, I think you will really enjoy what the machine will do for you. :-)
     
     
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