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This is going to be for music recording and editing.

What changes would you make

Mobo - http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=MB-466-AS

CPU - http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...=6&subcat=1942

RAM - http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=MY-299-CS

HDD - http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=HD-067-HI

SSD - http://www.dabs.com/products/ocz-tec...rive-7P0S.html

GPU - http://www.dabs.com/products/xfx-ati...hdmi-7J36.html

DVD RW - http://www.dabs.com/products/best-va...-s-w-6M84.html

CPU cooler - http://www.dabs.com/products/arctic-...oler-73WG.html

PSU - http://www.dabs.com/products/corsair...pply-7K9H.html

SSD adater plate - http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=HD-002-OP

CASE - http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...odid=CA-057-OP

I know your going to slate the SSD but its cheap and will improve boot time and programs installed to it.

Budget is about £450 UK max from dabs or overclockers.

Needs to be as quiet as possible as its for music.

She wanted bulldozer as its the new thing and its only £10 more than a phenom X4 955. But standard clock is alot faster.

What changes would you make?
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post #2 of 7
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Originally Posted by passey View Post
This is going to be for music recording and editing.

What changes would you make
I would change just about everything ...

I would change this to a full size ATX board with VRM heatsinks. There should be alternatives for only slightly more cost. I would be concerned about a 760G with a relatively small VRM configurations handling a powerful CPU under heavy loads long term.

I would suggest a Phenom II X6, the BD 4100 is slower than a Phenom II in most comparisons.

That is good RAM but the heatsinks may interfere with some CPU coolers... If you won't want to worry about that, get something with heat-spreaders, but without the big fins. DDR3 doesn't get hot anyways.

The .C version of the drive linked to is nothing special, I would suggest a Samsung Spinpoint F3 over the .C of the hitatchi because the sammy has a better track record of reliability, and they are both about the same speed (both are twin platter 1TB drives). Having said that, i would also seriously consider the .D version of that hitatchi, which is usually only a few dollars more, but is the first single platter 1TB drive, and is performing about 50% faster than spinpoint F3s in read/write speeds.

Check out the 64GB Crucial M4 instead, better made unit, one of the fastest SSDs out there, and a great track record.

The 6450 is fine, however, I think a GT430 is a better buy and usually around the same price. Either way works and I do suggest trying to keep a dedicated GPU in the build regardless of how "bad" it is as it will help ensure that recourses are not consumed that could otherwise be used for productivity.

Many prefer the Asus brand drives, but this would probably work fine.

A 120mm cooler would be quieter, also, I always recommend a down-blowing style to assist in the cooling of motherboard components. These are known to be quiet: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...57&subcat=1395

Look for a earthwatts 380W, or something else that is less expensive but still decent quality. This system won't need more than 300W, but most good PSUs start a little higher than that.



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She wanted bulldozer as its the new thing and its only £10 more than a phenom X4 955. But standard clock is alot faster.
As it turns out, all those extra clocks don't do much good. The BD series is not all that special. They spin fast, like weedwacker motors, but don't get a lot done per cycle. In fact, they have an instruction per cycle count closer to Athlon IIs.

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I would say a 6 core would be great for your editing my man.
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yeh might convince her to put the extra for an X6 in there
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ok forget bulldozer then.

Do you think a 955Be will be enough or do u think a X6 1090T would be needed?
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post #7 of 7
Go for the X6 1090T, you will need the extra cores for editing.

but other than that mdocod said it right kinda
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