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powerful music production desktop on a budget
Old 30th December 2010
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powerful music production desktop on a budget


I'm attempting to build a desktop system from scratch that is able to cope with large multi-track recording and mixing. I've been researching parts for a while but feel I need some clarification as to some do and don'ts of selecting a system that works well together.

My budget is roughly a £1000 or under.

At the moment I have only really researched the cpu and motherboard aiming for maximum power for price :

CPU: intel i7 series 875 or 950
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R

I am using an external sound card so I imagine there is no need for a new internal one.

I haven't considered the video card, PSU and hard drive specs. any suggestions helpful?

Likely to invest in 2 large internal hard drives so one can be used to back up.

My only other concern is noise and cooling, do I need much extra cooling and any recommendations for quiet cases, fans or PSU?

Thanks in advance x
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