Old 06-05-2012, 10:08 PM   #1
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Default Nebula capable PC build

It's time for a new PC. I'm going to build a Nebula capable machine, by machine I mean the following components:

Case
CPU
Mobo
Memory
HDs or SSDs
Cooling solution
PSU

Machine needs to be fairly quiet.
I'm going for quality "bang for the buck" type components.
I would like it to be first and foremost a DAW but also a decent HD video editing PC.
budget is 1000-2000$

Any component suggestions greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-07-2012, 12:18 PM   #2
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My advice for PC's in general is to buy one pre built by a 'music pc' manufacturer, you should get a good machine for that money and support/warranty/reliability etc.

My own choice of components lean towards:

Win7 Home Premium 64bit
ASUS motherboards
SAMSUNG hard drives
Kingston memory
SEASONIC PSU's
ZALMAN cooling
INTEL CPU's

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Old 06-07-2012, 10:22 PM   #3
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Thanks for the advice, I want to build my own, done it many times. I bought an ADK laptop a few years ago and didn't fell it was worth the extra money.
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:38 PM   #4
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ASUS Sabertooth Intel Z77 Motherboard -$240

Intel Core i5-2500K Quad-Core Processor -$220

CORSAIR 750W Power Supply -$145

G.SKILL 8GB DDR3 1600 SDRAM -$47

Western Digital 500GB 7200RPM Hard Drive -$100

EVGA GeForce GTX 570 -$280

ASUS DVD Burner -$19

Antec Computer Case -$55

$1106 total, well within your budget, although you'd probably want to add another hard drive if you're doing video/audio editing. Maybe consider an SSD?

I don't know what video editor you use, but that video card would be compatible with Adobe Premier Pro's hardware acceleration. Nice gaming card, too.

Could go for a Core i7 processor or more ram, but this would already be a killer system, better than my current one.
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:38 AM   #5
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See if you need the 3D acceleration for your video editing, as gaming-type cards with fans can be an irritating source of heat and noise for quiet machines and certainly REAPER won't need it.

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See if you need the 3D acceleration for your video editing, as gaming-type cards with fans can be an irritating source of heat and noise for quiet machines and certainly REAPER won't need it.

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^Yes, this.
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Old 06-09-2012, 01:26 PM   #7
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Thanks for the advice, that looks like a nice parts list. I would go with an i7 though. I was thinking about getting i7 3930k six core cpu anybody have any experience with that?

yes, fast graphics card and noise sucks, I guess the passive cards are not fast enough for nebula.
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