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I can use some help getting a parts list for a new custom rig strictly for producing/recording/editing music. I've also posted in the AMD side so I can get a feel for both CPU's. All you music guru's can help a fellow OCN'er out.

No OS needed. No Peripherals needed. Just parts for the tower; case and all.
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post #2 of 15
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BgLWWZ

Highlights:

Quad Core CPU
16GB RAM
SSD for OS
2x 2TB drives for a RAID 1 to store your music
Scarlett 2i2 for high quality recording and headphone amp.

$700 pre tax.
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post #3 of 15
Why you should not buy an EVGA 400-600 and 500B-600B
PSU is both way overkill and not all that great so in this case no get something with better quality instead of wattage you dont need.
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post #5 of 15
You can get a Corsair CS450 for $6 more if you use a rebate card.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139058&cm_re=Corsair_CS-_-17-139-058-_-Product

Its better then the Antec in some ways and worse in others.
Edited by shilka - 2/24/16 at 8:29am
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post #6 of 15
this is like an i7 at 3.3GHz


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core OEM/Tray Processor ($236.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: RAIJINTEK RHEA 33.6 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($72.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($66.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R5 230 1GB Core Edition Video Card ($33.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX XT 400W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($30.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $554.79
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-24 18:58 EST-0500
post #7 of 15
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These all give me a lot to think about. I'm used to building gaming RIGS. Not so much the audio.
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post #8 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by OverSightX View Post

These all give me a lot to think about. I'm used to building gaming RIGS. Not so much the audio.

My suggestion is to always use external audio, skip those fancy $100+ sound cards.
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post #9 of 15
I'd try and see how quiet of a machine you can build. I'd get a cpu cooler that is overkill, if needed at all a passively cooled gpu and maybe even spend the extra for a decent but no-fan psu.

Do you actually need a soundcard or do you have a decent one already?
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post #10 of 15
Ahah yes that was what I was forgetting, noise!

Yea, I'd get a gigantic heatsink with a low RPM fan.
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