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  • Upcoming PC Upgrade - In Need Of Suggestions.

    [I hope this is the right place to post such a question]

    Hi all,

    My 4.5 years old PC kinda died on me,
    and it was a limiting DAW back when it worked perfectly so I decided to upgrade my system.

    I'm pretty low on funds, so I figured I can stick with my
    1. old case 
    2. PSU(520W)
    3. Graphics card(Nvidia 9500GT) [or use intel graphics that will come with the new CPU]

    4. Hard Drives

    5. Burner, Screens, Keyboard etc...



    and just buy a new MotherBoard, CPU, and RAM.
    What would you suggest to get for a budget of about 350$-400$ ?

    (new) PC:<br>CPU: i5 3470<br>PSU: Dunno Yet<br>M-Board: Gigabyte H77<br>RAM: 2X4GB DDR 3 1600<br>Graphics: Intel Graphics HD 2500<br>Hard Drives: Western Digital: 1TB Black(WD1002FAEX), 500GB Green(WD5000AACS), 160GB(WD1600ADFD)<br>OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit<br><br>Audio Hardware:<br>External Audio Interface: PreSonus FireBox<br>Amplifier: InterM PA-2000a<br>Mics: Shure SM57 &amp; KSM27

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    A real dilemma is whether to go amd or intel, most ppl suggested i5, but there's some suggesting amd.

    I think that's the no1 question for me to solve...

    I think a good L3 Cache is important for my kind of uses...

    (new) PC:<br>CPU: i5 3470<br>PSU: Dunno Yet<br>M-Board: Gigabyte H77<br>RAM: 2X4GB DDR 3 1600<br>Graphics: Intel Graphics HD 2500<br>Hard Drives: Western Digital: 1TB Black(WD1002FAEX), 500GB Green(WD5000AACS), 160GB(WD1600ADFD)<br>OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit<br><br>Audio Hardware:<br>External Audio Interface: PreSonus FireBox<br>Amplifier: InterM PA-2000a<br>Mics: Shure SM57 &amp; KSM27

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    • zoobooboozoo
      zoobooboozoo commented
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      Because the prices where I live are a lil' higher, I decided to go with i5 3470
      since I don't intend to overclock, and the 0.2GHz differnce doesn't worth the 65$[where i live] from 3470 to 3570k.

      So now I have a few more questions(Low noise is important):
      1) The motherboard. I looked at the differences and could see features differnces,
      non seemed crucial, but still I'm being told there will be a PERFORMENCE DIFFERENCE between different boards.
      is that right?
      2) Which PSU brands/models can I trust?
      3) Which CPU fan brands/models can I trust?
      4) Which RAM brands/models can I trust? (although if I go 2X4GB DDR 3 1600 and choose a good brand like kingston or crossair, it doesn't really matter that much exactly which I choose right? BTW - it doesn't matter if I get 1X8GB or 2X4GB right? almost no price differnce so I figure why not?)

    • poshwebdeveloper
      poshwebdeveloper commented
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      hey,

      I hope this will help you..


      CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
      Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
      Memory: Crucial Ballistix Smart Tracer 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($17.99 @ Newegg)
      Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
      Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($111.97 @ Newegg)
      Case: Cooler Master Elite 360 ATX Mini Tower Case ($38.86 @ NCIX US)
      Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)


      Total: $433.78

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