Did lots of research last weeks and bought stuff too for building my new system. A few things which were important to me.
- I wanted to use my emu 1820m so PCI NATIVE support was important for the motherboard. The B75 chipset had this and also supported the new Ivy Bridge CPU.
- I had a Antec Sonata II case with 550W Coolermaster Power supply which I had for an older system which I wanted to use
- I had a Nvidia 7300GT Videocard which I wanted to use (I know this is old but I have two VGA 1400x1050 monitors which I wanted to use...
So I bought: CPU
Intel i7 3770k MOTHERBOARD
Asrock b75 pro3-m (with native pci support for my emu1820m) RAM:
Kingston HyperX Blue 16GB (1600MHz, 2x 8GB) DDR3-RAM Kit (because I wanted 16GB RAM and this one was supported by the motherboard as found on the ASROCK site COOLER:
Gelid Solutions Tranquillo Rev.2 (This is a cheap cooler with excellent cooling function, I looked for several reviews and found this one getting good reviews. Some people (newegg) however complain about hard to install, I found it a piece of cake...) DISK
Samsung 840 256GB PRO (because its awesome
software I am going to use:
Cubase 6/7 64b
Native Instruments Komplete 7
Some Slate Digital stuff
Some things I found out after installing:
Everything worked out pretty awesome. All the software was fast and easy. Soundcard works good, actually only one thing which drove me almost nuts:
I have 2 Acer AL2017 monitors which work on 1400x1050 and with the newest NVIDIA driver on windows 7 it just didn't want to work... (this videocard worked perfect with the monitors on XP32)
I tried everything: installed powerstrip, tried making custom drivers for the monitors, looked if EDID Was a problem, tried using both the hd4000 GPU and the NVIDIA card but nothing worked.
I made it work in the end with an antique vista64 driver (100.54_winvista_64bit_international)
Happy everything works now