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Which Mobo For Music Production Asus Or Gigabyte (2500K)

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What's going on. Since the boards are finally starting to come out I plan on getting either an Asus or Gigabyte. Now I don't need the fanciest with the most bells and whistles. For the graphics I'm throwing in a xfx radeon HD 5670 which I already have. I don't do any gaming at all and I plan on overclocking the cpu to the 4Ghz mark. Nothing exceeding over that. So if anybody on here knows or could suggest a motherboard capable for just a music production pc I would appreciate it. I basically use Cubase and Reason with my Motif XF, and then I use a bunch of vst's also. Thanks in advance
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
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Cooler Master Storm Scout 
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the mobo doesnt matter,plenty of ram and fast HD's do..and as much speed as your nb can do whilst maintaining stability.

A pair of fast drives in raid 0 and more ram on your board with that cpu would be more than good enough!

My 945@4.1 with 6gb ddr2 never gets crackly even when heavy loading each vsti with all the vsts the channels can take... and thats with 5ms latency
(which of course shifts loads to the cpu)
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gotcha, if I was to do raid 0, that's only gonna be my boot and programs drive right? or should I have my audio files on a seperate drive or on the raid drive?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
SandyBridge I5 2500K MSI P67A-GD65 XFX Radeon HD 5670 G. Skill Ripjaw 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
(3) Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB HDD's Sony Optiarc DVD Burner Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit Corsair Memory Builder Series 500 Watt PSU 
Case
Cooler Master Storm Scout 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
SandyBridge I5 2500K MSI P67A-GD65 XFX Radeon HD 5670 G. Skill Ripjaw 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
(3) Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB HDD's Sony Optiarc DVD Burner Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit Corsair Memory Builder Series 500 Watt PSU 
Case
Cooler Master Storm Scout 
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It is up to you but raid 0 on system drive and a seperate drive (or even a second raid 0)
for music will stop stuttering spluttering and crackling dead!

The seperate drive for audio is sensible as a precaution anyway,
no rsn files or cpr's get lost even if windows dies!

Todays processors really surpass the needs for music heads,ram is dirt cheap and mobos can take lots of it,
and drives are so fast that bottlenecks dont really apply here anymore.

I used so struggle on with an Atari 1040 STe with a whopping 1 gig of ram and a
processor thats half the speed of my phone and a cubase cartridge in the side of the computer...
i really appreciate not having to back stuff up every five minutes in case of a lockup/crash.
Lil Cutey
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K Z77E-ITX NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 G Skill RipJaws X  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
OCZ Nocti 120GB mSATA SSD OCZ Agility 3 OCZ Agility 4 Intenso 256gb sata III 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung External DVD Water! Windows 8 Pro 64bit Samsung 32" HDTV 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Dell Multimedia Cooler Master Elite Power 500W BitFenix Prodigy (Black) Tesco cheapy special! 
Mouse PadAudio
Sky Blue with coffee Stain! Zotac GTX 680 
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Intel Core i5 2500K Z77E-ITX NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 G Skill RipJaws X  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
OCZ Nocti 120GB mSATA SSD OCZ Agility 3 OCZ Agility 4 Intenso 256gb sata III 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung External DVD Water! Windows 8 Pro 64bit Samsung 32" HDTV 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Dell Multimedia Cooler Master Elite Power 500W BitFenix Prodigy (Black) Tesco cheapy special! 
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Sky Blue with coffee Stain! Zotac GTX 680 
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