Thoughts on these components

I’d like to get some thoughts on these components for a project studio DAW. I need to replace my 6 year old Dell Core 2 Duo . I was recently laid off from a job of 14 years and want to make a run at making my studio profitable again. I’m limited as to what I can spend but have been lucky to meet a builder who speced these components. I want to run lots of vst’s mainly a fully loaded Maschine (Native Instruments). Any thoughts are welcome

LIAN LI PC-9F Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-2653-KR GeForce GTX 650 2GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP
Ready Video Card

CORSAIR HX Series HX850 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS
GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC …

SYBA PCI USB 2.0 & 1394a combo card Model SD-COMBO-02
Item #: N82E16815124002

G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop

Memory Model F3-17000CL9Q-16GBZH

ASUS P8H77-V LE LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel

HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K

2 -Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Windows 7 64x Pro

Plan to bring ove 2 500 GB HD’s from my current PC (total of 4 drives)

Plan to use my existing EMU 1820 m soundcard

mmmh, not much input on computer building topics these days…

any specific reason for a H77 mainboard (as opposed to Z77)?

I’ll probably go for a asus z77 mainboard (not sure which model yet), using the onboard graphics chip, same cpu, ssd for boot disk.

Is there any extra use for the “pro” version of Windows 7 in a music production computer?

Kai - its always been this way in the CB forum; sometimes you get feedback and other times you just don’t. Regarding the components, I was lucky to find someone to do this for me and these are the recommended parts. I usually choose the pro version of Windows since,in the past. I’ve run into features not readily apparent at first but lacking in the home editions.

Thanks for your feedback

Hi there,
I second the z77 MB comment. In fact I just put together an Asus P8Z77-V Pro based system for my son using the same exact chip you are looking at. It is VERY fast and I am flat impressed. I am not much of OCer, even less on a DAW, but that chip OC’s very nicely. For 60-70 bones you could add water cooling and keep your OC options open for down the road if you feel you need it. I am getting temps around 30 deg. C at idle with a 20% over clock, or about 4.3 Ghz. On prime it is running at about 70 deg C max load. Should do well for the kids gaming machine. In my mind the Z77 chip set and the Intel I7 your looking at work like a glove. They really team it up big, boot fast and do well together.

Best of luck on your build,