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#1 User is offline   gophers123 

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:28 AM

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.co...N82E16819116501

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

http://www.newegg.co...#scrollFullInfo

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

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814161402

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

http://www.newegg.co...#scrollFullInfo

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

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136533

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

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139010

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

http://www.newegg.co...#scrollFullInfo

COMPUTER CASE: Corsair Carbide Series 400R Graphite grey and black Steel
http://www.newegg.co...#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.co...-_-17342041-L0I

Thank you very much for your feedback!
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:43 AM

I definitely wouldn't trust a Topower psu - stick with the Corsair you originally picked out. 750W is overkill though - a good 500W unit is fine. Also, 8GB RAM should be plenty.
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:34 PM

View Postgophers123, on 05 January 2013 - 01:28 AM, said:

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.co...N82E16819116501

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

http://www.newegg.co...#scrollFullInfo

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

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814161402

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

http://www.newegg.co...#scrollFullInfo

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

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136533

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

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139010

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

http://www.newegg.co...#scrollFullInfo

COMPUTER CASE: Corsair Carbide Series 400R Graphite grey and black Steel
http://www.newegg.co...#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.co...-_-17342041-L0I

Thank you very much for your feedback!


Now this is just me, but if you cut your power supply back to the PC Power and Cooling Silencer 600 watt power supply, you free up $30 that can be used on the video card, and get a modular power supply.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817703036

You don't need more than 500watts for the system you have posted here - or in reality any single video card system. 600 watts will even get you through most crossfire/sli setups.

That Toppower power supply should also be avoided due to quality concerns.

Lastly, once you have reduce the power supply cost down, I would suggest going AMD 7850 or nvidia 650Ti.
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:49 PM

Hi and welcome to the forums. Looks pretty good and I would stay away from the Top power thing. As for the Corsair PSU you have listed. it is fine if you plan on going crossfire at some point, particularly if you decide to moe to a bigger card. For instance, the 850w I have in here is a bit of overkill, but should I opt to go sli with the GTX 680, then I know I will have enough PSU.
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