Hello everyone. This is my first post on here, ive been reading this thread for a while though.
I need a new audio PC, any advice much appreciated, my old set up is struggling. The DAW ill be using is Reaper, and i use a lot of VSTs, VSTi's.
Im looking at going from Acid Pro on Win XP to Reaper on Win 7 Pro x64. Ive read on this thread that Jbridge should get all my vsts working hopefully.
I use an Edirol FA-66 Firewire interface. I want this PC to be as quiet as possible.
The list ive got so far is:
Case: Fractal Design R4
PSU: I used the power supply calculator
and i think a 600w will be enough, i dont know which one , i want something very quiet.
Motherboard: Ive been looking at the Asus P8Z77 range, dont know which is best to get.
CPU: Been looking at Intel Core i5 3570K
or the Intel Core i7 3770K
. Not sure if the i7 is overkill, maybe the i5 will do the job fine, ive read conflicting things.
CPU Fan: Something quiet, maybe this? Be Quiet Dark Rock
Graphics Card: The Asus GT 610 1GB
is silent so should be ok?
RAM: Corsair 16GB 1600MHz Vengeance
Is this RAM fast enough? Intel 120GB 520 Series SSD
for Windows and Programs.
I'll use my current HDD for projects and samples and all other stuff, and ill get a big SSD for this when prices come down.
Any thoughts appreciated, Thanks!