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Old 07-13-2017, 07:21 AM   #1
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Default Any comments on my Audio Production desktop build parts list?

I am thinking of building my own Audio Production PC. Here's the prospective parts list.
Any comments?

CPU: Intel - Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($308.89 @ B&H)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-Z270-HD3P ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($118.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial - MX300 525GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($159.88 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design - Define R5 (Titanium) ATX Mid Tower Case ($94.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.79 @ OutletPC)
Total: $984.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Actually, now for the cooler, I am going with this:
CRYORIG - H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler

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Old 07-13-2017, 08:38 AM   #2
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I'm thinking about a new 7700K vs 1700X too.

I think I will spend a little bit more on internal storage and a hopefully quieter fan upfront then your setup.

Sadly there are still not many real world AMD vs. Intel examples out there.
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Old 07-13-2017, 07:37 PM   #3
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That's a great setup for an audio computer. You are missing a video card though, unless you plan on using on-board. (Which is probably fine for one monitor.)

My only possible question would be whether you want to look for a motherboard with Thunderbolt to more 'future-proof' it, but that's more down to personal preference.

Great selection of components otherwise!
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Old 09-12-2017, 05:00 PM   #4
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With Reaper, you can run any kind of hardware and it'll be sufficient. I'm exaggerating a little obviously, but I seriously doubt there are new PC parts available where Reaper won't run great.
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Old 09-14-2017, 04:15 PM   #5
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Well, the only thing I'd say is, why are you getting a full ATX motherboard and case? What are the 2 PCI slots for? They aren't native PCI slots anyway, and so aren't much good for use with PCI audio interfaces.
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