Building something primarily for music production and a bit of gaymen. I have a spare 500GB hard drive at home so no need to purchase one yet. Just had a few concerns.
1) How important is an aftermarket CPU cooler if I have no real plans to OC?.
2) Is it still worth buying an 1150 system or should I splash out about 250$+ extra to get a bleeding edge 1151 rig?
3) what would be a good GPU for around 250$ or less?
1. Don't waste money, stock cooler is all you'll need unless you're doing intensive shit all day
2.stay with what you have
3.gigabyte gtx 960 is gr8 for 1080p
Also, get a better powersupply, you don't need near 600w. Get a 80+gold at 450w at most
What's your budget retard? What music production software do you use?
Ram could be cheaper, PSU is absolute crap and should be replaced, GPU should be either 960 or 380, b85 is a meme and an i7 could actually be useful, consider a vishera CPU too since moar cores may come in handy.
You don't need an aftermarket cooler unless you find the stock one too noisy.
Around 975$CAD would be ideal cause after the 13% sales tax and recycling fees that is about 1100$ even.
I run FLS and sometimes Abelton with a bunch of VSTis for some projects.
Ram was the cheapest 2*8GB kit that my local retailer has in stock.
Nice quads. I kind of want to have a larger PSU incase it ever needs to be re purposed in the future. I dont really game for 9 hours a day so I am not saving a whole shitload on my electric bill.
PSU uses as much power as you take from it. Get a better one, tr2 ate known to come with subpar parts and a subsequent high rate of failure.
You should seriously consider am3 cpus if you want to save up. They perform well on multi threaded tasks such as audio processing.
Why that much RAM anon? You might want a hard drive to supplement all that, if you're going to stick with that PSU might as well go with a cheaper r9 380(x) (they both sit 180-225). Case is on the expensive side as well; although you may care a lot about aesthetics its not worth it for the size of a mATX case. Then you might be able to squeeze in a HDD as well. 4460 cannot be overclocked without firmware tweaks so don't bother with aftermarket coolers. It's fine for gaming and processing rather small data streams e.g. audio, but may have trouble with video encode.
its cheaper to buy a decent amount of RAM while its current vs purchasing upgrades down the road.
i like the case because its got 4 hdd bays and they are the ones that pull out towards the opening.
I ask because does ableton actually consume more than 8GB? Although I do understand because the system in itself doesn't scale up very well (non-overclockable processor, etc.)
The NZXT Source 210 offers 8 3.5" bays although they don't hot swap bays nor the ones that just slide out, but for 40 bucks cheaper I wouldn't mind.
Also are these the required vendors you have to buy from? Can you buy from, say newegg? Do they tax you to shit or something?
Hey OP. Just built a PC for music production/gaming around 3 weeks ago. I went with this
abelton and FLS start out pretty light but once you start adding shit it can get up there.
i just buy shit from Canada Computers as they are close to home and pretty good about pricing.
Bitfenix Neos, NZXT Source, NZXT Phantom. They are all cheaper and from more reputable companies.
For reference this is what you can get in the states for about the same price range, not including legal software. Also, I usually don't buy Samsung SSDs due to firmware TRIM controllers in linux not supporting it.
I'm not exactly building anything right now, but I've been using Logical Increments as a reference, and put together a list of stuff to build a PC for gaming.
[spoiler]Is the 8GB R9 390X too much? Like... is the amount of memory just a bit on the ridiculous side of things or what?[/spoiler]
Yep. Running smoothly on El Capitan. DDR4 shows up as DDR3 for some reason. Might have to change my System Definition
5 storage devices, optical drive, powerful GPU. im not that guy but i would rather get a higher capacity PSU just because they dont go obsolete that quick so a solid one can last you many years.
Well..... it is a X99 build. It's one of the cheapest motherboards for x99. I actually paid $150 if you add the $20 rebate. 750W because it's what I feel safe with for some reason.
No optical drive and the EVGA 750G2 is a tier one PSU according to Tomshardware. Superflower manufactured it, so it's not a waste.
This is what I'd do with your 1k Cad budget:
PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/fqZ86h
Price breakdown by merchant: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/fqZ86h/by_merchant/
CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($352.50 @ shopRBC)
Motherboard: ASRock H97M Anniversary Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($81.50 @ Vuugo)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($93.99 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: A-Data Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($88.99 @ NCIX)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 380 2GB PCS+ Video Card ($236.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($57.25 @ Vuugo)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($89.98 @ Newegg Canada)
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Better CPU and GPU, and also a much better PSU for only a few extra bucks. You could drop the PSU down to an EVGA 500B and come in exactly where you wanted to, but I wouldn't recommend it.
The PSU is an i7 with no iGPU. The GPU is superior to the GTX 960 while costing less. From a performance standpoint, all upside.