I’m getting around to building a computer for Cubase 6 and some video editing. I’m going to use Windows 7 and here are the components I’ve picked:
I’ve been checking the compatibility between motherboard-RAM and motherboard-CPU on the motherboard’s manufacturer’s website.
I’m not sure about the cabinet, I just wanted a very quiet one with isolation. I’ve read some reviews about it, and they all say it’s supposed to be really silent. Not quite sure about the PSU either. I chose the very cheap CPU cooler based on some good reviews.
Here’s the list again, but in a simpler version:
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3
AMD 990FX, AM3+, ATX, (DDR3 1866/1600/1333/1066Mhz 4st <32GB), SATA 6.0 Gbit/s
According to their website:
Supports AMD Phenom II X4 955rts
Supports Corsair 8GB (2x4096MB) VENGEANCE
Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 955 3,2GHz Black Edition
2 MB L2-cache, 6 MB L3, AM3/AM2+ socket
Processor cooler: Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro
RAM: Corsair 8GB (2x4096MB) 1600MHz VENGEANCE
DDR3, 240-pin DIMM, recommended for Core i7/i5/i3/AMD
HDD: OCZ SSD Agility 3
60 GB, SATA 6.0 Gbit/s, Read: 525 MB/s; Write: 475 MB/s
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Green
2 TB, SATA 3.0 Gbit/s, 3.5", 5400 rpm
Video card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 550Ti OC 1GB
GPU: Nvidia, 970 MHz
Memory: GDDR5, 1024 MB, 4200 MHz, 192 bit
PCI Express 16X, 2.0
Requires >400W and 6-pin ext. power connector
Fits in the cabinet.
Samsung SH-B123L Blu-Ray R/DVD W, Lightscribe
DVD <16x, CD 40x
SATA, buffert 2 MB
Cooler Master Silencio 550 (ATX, mATX)
PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro M 600W
I’m going to use it for metal, so I’ll have like 20 channels maybe, 12 minute projects. All of the channels are audio, except for perhaps three VSTi (incl. EzDrummer Drumkit From Hell). I’ll likely have some inputs and effects on all channels, like reverb, EQ etc.
Thanks in advance for any feedback, input, suggestions and so on!