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In the next couple of days I am going to start my build on a DAW (digital audio workstation) and need just a little advice on what route I should go.. Of course I am trying to make it as powerful as possible and still spend an insanely low amount of money. So here's my 2 newegg wishlists:

First one is utilizing a hexacore and a micro ATX -- which I really like the idea of...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103851
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130269
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231404

Second one is cheaper and utilizing a quad core and a open box Asus...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103921
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813131631R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231404
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In the next couple of days I am going to start my build on a DAW (digital audio workstation) and need just a little advice on what route I should go.. Of course I am trying to make it as powerful as possible and still spend an insanely low amount of money. So here's my 2 newegg wishlists:

First one is utilizing a hexacore and a micro ATX -- which I really like the idea of...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103851
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130269
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231404

Second one is cheaper and utilizing a quad core and a open box Asus...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103921
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813131631R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231404
word of advice
hexacore+that msi M-ATX board= blown up mosfets

if you intend to go m-atx with an x6, I suggest looking elsewhere
unless you don't want to overclock as high as you can usually do

Edit: http://www.overclock.net/amd-motherb...lames-msi.html

I also suggest that you search around OCN market place for some nice deals which I'm sure you can find....plenty of people getting rid of old-ish but still very functional and capable gear
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word of advice
hexacore+that msi M-ATX board= blown up mosfets

if you intend to go m-atx with an x6, I suggest looking elsewhere
unless you don't want to overclock as high as you can usually do

Edit: http://www.overclock.net/amd-motherb...lames-msi.html

I also suggest that you search around OCN market place for some nice deals which I'm sure you can find....plenty of people getting rid of old-ish but still very functional and capable gear
word -- appreciate it man. Thats what I was wondering about -- the CPU power circuit on these mobos.
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damn only a 4+1 power phase on the MSI. Glad you pointed that out.
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post #5 of 16
Build #1 is suicide. That board is very well known to blow up the VRMs on 125W x6 processors, and it has done it so much that it's not even funny
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Build #1 is suicide. That board is very well known to blow up the VRMs on 125W x6 processors, and it has done it so much that it's not even funny
I love this place...

Seems as though I left out the most important component -- the PSU.
What do you all recommend?

At some point I will want to grab a discreet GPU.

(do you like those g.skills xd 1771? That low voltage with those stock timings caught my eye)
Edited by monoLab - 5/8/11 at 2:46pm
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post #7 of 16
Second build much better.

Heres a suggestion for the power supply I used it in a freinds AMD build its a very soild unit.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341016
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I don't believe the 2x4GB ECO is nearly as good as the 2x2GB ECO
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I don't believe the 2x4GB ECO is nearly as good as the 2x2GB ECO
what do you mean by "better"?
post #10 of 16
not all 4-1 phase boards are created equal either. but you might want more room for other hardware though.
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