Hi, I haven’t made any music in ages but I’ve decided that I want to give it ago again and hopefully become good enough to make a living of it. First of all I want to assemble a new computer and I’m hoping someone here can help me find the parts for it .
This is going to be a brand new computer so I basically need everything that is required to build it, but I don’t need any monitor, mouse or anything like that. English isn’t my first language so I apologize in advance in case you can’t figure out what I mean .
The main priorities for me are processor, sound card, motherboard and fast RAM. The parts I’m considering, the text inside () is more my general thoughts about the components.
Processor: Intel Core I7-2600K
(I know it needs a new cpu cooler but I’m not really sure which one I should get.)
(1 reader + 1 writer, being able to read or write Blue-ray is not necessary.)
GFX card: ASUS Radeon HD 6970
(Or a better card in the same price range.)
SSD: Crucial m4 SSD 2,5" 128GB 415MB/175MB/s read/write OR Crucial m4 SSD 2,5" 128GB 410MB/210MB/s read/write
(1 SSD drive in the same price range.)
(1 or 2 7200 rpm drives with atleast 1TB of total storage space.)
Soundcard: Asus Xonar Essence STX
(As fast as possible but I can settle with 4-8GB because I intend to put in more sometime in the future.)
(This is the only component I’d consider to be a bottleneck in the system as long as I can uppgrade the other parts later without changing it. The most important thing is that I can put in atleas 24GB of ram though I wouldn’t mind being able to put in more then that.)
I know there alot more parts needed but I need help gathering them, the budget is about 2.750 USD. I’m open for suggestions on everything listed and any help I can get is highly appricated since the guy who was supposed to help me didn’t get back to me.
P.S: I’ve heard MAC is a better alternative in regards to music making but I don’t want one at this time since I’m going to use it for other things aswell.