Building Music Production Computer

Apr 1, 2010
  1. I have a budget of 500-550. The purpose for this computer is for music production. Ill be using cu base 5, ill be using vsti such as east west, toon track superior drummer,trillian etc. (To give you guys more of a visual) Ill be running windows 7 ultimate 64 bit.
    Tomorrow ill look around for parts, prices, I just realize am better off of building my own unit.

    As far as the mobo goes. I would like to get .....
    500 gig hard drive
    Graphics card. (I won't be doing any gaming, cheap one will be neat)
    Motherboard (i need fire wire on it)
    RAM (4-gigs) ddr2
    Case (i need a case with good air flow)

    Any suggestions , references....
  2. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,008   +2,532

    I'm thinking that without gaming ambitions, the new Intel core i3 CPUs might meet your needs with their integrated graphics. These give pretty decent scores in
    the Windows Experience Index, something like 4.9 for Areo, and 5.3 for business and gaming graphics. To the best of my knowledge, the matching H55/ H57 Intel chipset motherboards provide Fire Wire input.

    You should first subscribe to Newegg's Email list, so you can grab your parts as they become available on sale.

    Here is Intel's list of socket LGA1156 CPUs available at Newegg; 50001157 1051749233&name=LGA 1156

    And the matching integrated graphics H55/ H57 boards in the Gigabyte brand; 1070549182 107173338&name=Intel H55/H57 Be sure to pick one with 4 memory sockets. (4 out or 5 do). I have this one;

    Please pay no attention to the bad reviews for this product, they were all written by imbeciles claiming, "high technical ability". I don't know squat about computers, and I had one of these systems up and running perfectly, with Windows 7 installed, in about 3 hours.

    In fact, I'm hoping Newegg will offer "don't know squat" as a technical ability claim option. That way, I'll be able to check, "don't know squat", and report, "it works perfectly for me, 5 stars"!

    Here is a test report done on a few of these boards at Techspot;
  3. Rock4MUSIC

    Rock4MUSIC TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Corsair HX 520 Modular PSU or Corsair HX 620 Modular PSU
    Scythe Mugen 2
    Antec 300
    Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB
    Gigabyte MA790GP-UD4H AMD motherboard
    Am picking these parts for 300, (Partially Use)

    Now i need a processor, and ram.
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