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Old 2013-01-04, 13:06
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Originally Posted by ryszard View Post
Check my system specs below. My DAW is about 8 months old, so a newer processor would be in order, but the rest of the components should be good still. I bought everything locally through Micro Center because prices were comparable to online parts houses. You may also want to consider having a system built by They build PCs for gamers, but with the right sound card they are perfect for music production, too. Prices are competitive and they are guaranteed for three years! My PC is closely based on one of theirs.


I would have never bought your pc for Reason. Basically its just too slow for me. (Not trying to be arrogant here). I have a Core i7 920 from 3.5 years ago and am looking to build a newone now. The corei7 from 3.5 years ago is too slow for me (in comparison to , and according to benchmarks your CPU is about the same speed today.

CPU Mark Rank CPU Value Price
Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.30GHz 6461 118 30.22 $213.79
Intel Core i7 920 @ 2.67GHz 4989 193 13.34 $374.00

I would want:
Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz 9630 30 31.37 $306.99

I have the current setup for my new pc, i still need to order because im not entirely sure about all parts yet:

1x Intel C+ore i7 3770K Boxed € 293,95
1x Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP7 € 359,-
1x Gigabyte GV-N65TOC-2GI € 154,75
1x Cooler Master Cosmos II € 289,95
1x Scythe Mugen 3 PC Games Hardware Edition € 34,99
1x Enermax Revolution85+ 850W € 199,10
1x OCZ Vertex 4 128GB € 105,99
Total € 1.437,73

Not sure about the PSU yet and I am not sure about the vertex 4 already bought one recenly maybe ill use thatone instead. I have a NAS for backup and space, and i have some other disks leftover for the space locally. I have alot of project on my current pc that refuse to run without plocks and clips and such, therefore i know i will need serious perfomance slaves like the Ivy Bridge & Core i7 to get it going again. but I use ALOT of RE's and expect alot from my pc. Maybe this is not the case for others and they can run fine with the degraded core i5

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