Originally Posted by bratas;12672636
That's what i'm trying to point out. SB CPU's have video built in which equal about a 4250, so getting a 3850 is kinda pointless. So that is less $ you have to dish out.
Originally Posted by EfemaN;12674265
3850 > 4250. Unless something major changed between those series and I missed it.
I've got the 3850 already.
No $$ outlay there.
Originally Posted by hli53194;12674436
I would suggest either a Antec 300 (these were going for around $30 a couple of months ago), like you originally had, or a HAF 912 for a case.
If you are going to be doing music production, I would suggest you go with a i5 2500k, as that gives you the ability to overclock and also is future resistant (who invented the word future-proof anyways? People always say "future-proof for another 3 years" or something, and it makes no sense).
Also, I suggest a GTX560 Ti or a GTS450.
In terms of HDDs, if you definitely want a SSD, go for it, but I would buy 2x500GB F3s and put them in RAID0. I know people always say that RAID0 is unsafe and all, but my main rig (which is on about 14 hours/day) has been using those 2 maxtors in RAID0 for the past year, and I got them from dumpster diving. No issues yet, although I do have a backup just in case.
I also suggest a DX or something similar for a sound card.
It sounds like you've confused the Antec 300 with the Antec ISK-300.
The 300 is a more typically sized case, coming in at 18.30" x 8.10" x 18.00". The ISK-300 is a tiny mITX case, coming in at 12.90" x 8.70" x 3.80". The case I'm now looking at is somewhere in the middle, at 10.80" x 5.50" x 12.70". The Antec 300 is certainly a really nice case, but just too big for what I want in this build.
SSD is in the build, for sure. I'd consider RAID, however, given that I'm working in tiny enough spaces already with these cases keeping a 2.5" SDD and a 3.5" HDD seems like a more safe bet than two 3.5" drives.
Don't worry, I've got a bevy of outboard audio gear.
All set in that department without the addition of a PCI audio card, I think. I'd love to kick the Pro Tools bucket, but at least until I'm done with school I'm stuck using the Digi hardware. I think my next interface will be a MOTU Traveler, but that is something to worry about in another thread.