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First Computer Build - Seeking Feedback

by gophers123 / January 5, 2013 1:14 AM PST

Hello,

Following are the details of my first build. I would be very grateful for any feedback that anyone could provide me. I'm a music producer and will be using my computer to run Cubase (a Digital Audio Workstation) as well as several MIDI interfaces (connected via USB audio interface), with occasional gaming. My budget is ideally $1000 or less.

PROCESSOR: Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5 GHz LGA 1155 77W

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116501

MOTHERBOARD: MSI Z77 MPOWER LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=13-130-660&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=2#scrollFullInfo

VIDEO CARD: HIS iCooler H777F1G2M Radeon HD 7770 Ghz Edition 1gb 128-bit GDDR5

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161402

MEMORY: Kingston HyperX 16GB (4 X 4 GB) 240 Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-104-169&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=2#scrollFullInfo

HARD DRIVE: Western Digital WD Black 1TB 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache SATA 6.0 Gb/s

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533

POWER SUPPLY: CORSAIR HX Series HX750W ATX12V 2.3/ EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD certified

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010

DVD BURNER: LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24x DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&PageSize=10&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&IsFeedbackTab=true#scrollFullInfo

COMPUTER CASE: Corsair Carbide Series 400R Graphite grey and black Steel

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=11-139-008&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=4#scrollFullInfo

Lastly, Newegg has a special sale until 1/6 with the Topower Top 1000W ATX12V 80 Plus Gold Power Supply marked down to $69.99 (with promo code EMCNJNF75). Does anyone have any thoughts about this?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817342041&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL010413&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL010413-_-EMC-010413-Index-_-PowerSupplies-_-17342041-L0I


Thank you very much for your feedback!

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Just one question.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 5, 2013 1:46 AM PST

Since this is some Digital Audio Workstation, you did ask the software folk what they recommend. And this was your result?
Bob

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Re New PC Conifg
by VAPCMD / January 5, 2013 7:36 AM PST

******* PROCESSOR: Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5 GHz LGA 1155 77W......
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116501
COMMENT: Good

******* MOTHERBOARD: MSI Z77 MPOWER LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=13-130-660&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=2#scrollFullInfo
COMMENT: I just purchased this MB....GA-77X-UP4TH but haven't installed it yet.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128558

******* VIDEO CARD: HIS iCooler H777F1G2M Radeon HD 7770 Ghz Edition 1gb 128-bit GDDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161402

******* MEMORY: Kingston HyperX 16GB (4 X 4 GB) 240 Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 ....
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231429
COMMENT: These are good. I prefer like the GSkill below:....many more buyers and good ratings..
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-104-169&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=2#scrollFullInfo

******* HARD DRIVE: Western Digital WD Black 1TB 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache SATA 6.0 Gb/s
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533
COMMENT/QUESTION: How will you backup your system ?

******* POWER SUPPLY: CORSAIR HX Series HX750W ATX12V 2.3/ EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD certified
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010

COMMENT: I've been a big Corsair fan and I have several Corsair PSUs. Buying today however at the cost listed..... $129 for a 750W, I'd look at the PC Power and Cooling 950W at about he same price.
Corsair seems to be suffering QC issues over the last tear or so.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703028

******* DVD BURNER: LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24x DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=27-135-204&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=100&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Keywords=%28keywords%29&Page=1#scrollFullInfo

COMMENT: Looking at buyer ratings....I'd get the ASUS....
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&PageSize=10&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&IsFeedbackTab=true#scrollFullInfo

********* COMPUTER CASE: Corsair Carbide Series 400R Graphite grey and black Steel
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=11-139-008&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=4#scrollFullInfo

Lastly, Newegg has a special sale until 1/6 with the Topower Top 1000W ATX12V 80 Plus Gold Power Supply marked down to $69.99 (with promo code EMCNJNF75). Does anyone have any thoughts about this?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817342041&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL010413&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL010413-_-EMC-010413-Index-_-PowerSupplies-_-17342041-L0I

COMMENT: Wouldn't consider for my system. The unit has four 12V rails @19A each, 1 year warranty ...the one I suggested has a 7-year warranty and a single 12V rail @84A, over 80% efficiency.

Do you already have an OS ?

What about 'sound requirements'....is the MB audio sufficient ?

VAPCMD

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