10-13-2014 04:34 PM
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  1. Jas00555's Avatar
    Alright and how big should my ssd hard drive be? I'm gonna be loading on there ableton (around 4gbs, a bunch of vsts=about 20gbs more and the os) should I get like 150gbs?
    If that's pretty much all you're going to do, then 128 GB should be more then sufficient. Obviously the more the better, but if you're not installing much more than that, then 128 GB (to the best of my knowledge, there is no 150 GB) should be more than enough.
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    10-12-2014 01:38 PM
  2. Aaki171's Avatar
    Alright and how big should my ssd hard drive be? I'm gonna be loading on there ableton (around 4gbs, a bunch of vsts=about 20gbs more and the os) should I get like 150gbs?
    I would suggest you go for a 256 GB SSD then. That should be enough for your current programmes yet leave enough space for more.
    As for the harddrive, 1 TB is the minimum you should go for.
    If you want more help regarding this then tom's hardware has a very helpful and knowledgable forum who should be able to reccomend a perfect build for your needs.
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    10-12-2014 02:02 PM
  3. raul_junior's Avatar
    Ok well I saw a this Samsung 256 GB ssd for 150$ do you guys think Samsung is a good brand do ssd?

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009NB8WRU...pUvbUpU2811100
    10-12-2014 02:59 PM
  4. kg4icg's Avatar
    And just another suggestion, if you live near a Microcenter.com , than you are in good shape, they have better prices on CPU's and can give you a few pointers on builds too.

    Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz LGA 1150 Boxed Processor 301275 - Micro Center

    http://www.microcenter.com/site/bran...r-bundles.aspx
    10-13-2014 06:55 AM
  5. Jaripi's Avatar
    Ok well I saw a this Samsung 256 GB ssd for 150$ do you guys think Samsung is a good brand do ssd?

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009NB8WRU...pUvbUpU2812387
    Yes, it is a good one ... I have one old Samsung 840 EVO 250 Gb, it is working well ... I think that 840 Pro 256 Gb is even better ....
    10-13-2014 09:44 AM
  6. berty6294's Avatar
    I agree with trying to go to microcenter! Their prices are incredible and they have nice protection plans! Icing on the cake is that they can walk you through the stuff you need and help you build it right there in store!
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    10-13-2014 09:47 AM
  7. Kyle Stilkey's Avatar
    Ok well I saw a this Samsung 256 GB ssd for 150$ do you guys think Samsung is a good brand do ssd?

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009NB8WRU...pUvbUpU2812420
    Yes it is a great brand for SSDs and I don't normally say that for Samsung as they do like to go cheap on materials, but so far their build quality has been great.

    I also sent you a PM if you want to check it.

    Since I'm at work, just a quick look at a computer combo on sale for what you want to do.

    Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-4790 Haswell 3.6GHz Quad-Core CPU, MSI Z97 MOBO, HyperX Fury 8GB MEM, WD Blue 1TB HDD, SAMSUNG 840 EVO 120GB SSD, RAIDMAX Hybrid 730W PSU, AZZA CSAZ-206S Case, http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=O_jyhq67

    You'll need to add it to your cart to see the price, but it's on sale for $662.99.

    3 of the parts also have a mail and rebate for a total of $40 though the Power Supply ends today.
    Last edited by Kyle Stilkey; 10-13-2014 at 10:14 AM.
    10-13-2014 10:04 AM
  8. raul_junior's Avatar
    Yes it is a great brand for SSDs and I don't normally say that for Samsung as they do like to go cheap on materials, but so far their build quality has been great.

    I also sent you a PM if you want to check it.

    Since I'm at work, just a quick look at a computer combo on sale for what you want to do.

    Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-4790 Haswell 3.6GHz Quad-Core CPU, MSI Z97 MOBO, HyperX Fury 8GB MEM, WD Blue 1TB HDD, SAMSUNG 840 EVO 120GB SSD, RAIDMAX Hybrid 730W PSU, AZZA CSAZ-206S Case, http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=YmG9Jz9X

    You'll need to add it to your cart to see the price, but it's on sale for $662.99.

    3 of the parts also have a mail and rebate for a total of $40 though the Power Supply ends today.
    WHAT!?!?!"!that's like the exact specs we said and its only 663$??? Why so cheap and so this one comes pre built?
    10-13-2014 11:04 AM
  9. raul_junior's Avatar
    I feel like its too good to be true, or most likely I'm missing one important thing^
    10-13-2014 11:13 AM
  10. Jaripi's Avatar
    I feel like its too good to be true, or most likely I'm missing one important thing^
    Yeah, YOU need a monitor, to see something by that rig :P ...

    Well, SSD is only 120 Gb, not 256 Gb and CPU is i7-4790, not i7-4790K (3.6 GHz vs. 4.0 GHz), but either one does not really matter (you have very good 1 Tb 7200 RPM HDD with that SSD) ....
    Last edited by Jaripi; 10-13-2014 at 12:40 PM.
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    10-13-2014 11:47 AM
  11. raul_junior's Avatar
    Yeah, YOU need a monitor, to see something by that rig :P ...

    Well, SSD is only 120 Gb, not 256 Gb and CPU is i7-4790, not i7-4790K (3.6 GHz vs. 4.0 GHz), but either one does not really matter (you have very good 1 Tb 7200 RPM HDD with that SSD) ....
    Well ya I knew I would still need a monitor but I was just thinking about the whole computer's price I was looking around yesterday and for all the separate components it would've cost around $1200
    10-13-2014 02:32 PM
  12. Jaripi's Avatar
    Well ya I knew I would still need a monitor but I was just thinking about the whole computer's price I was looking around yesterday and for all the separate components it would've cost around $1200
    About a monitor, it was just a joke, maybe not so good one :)

    I wrote YOU 2 days ago: "Honestly, I am not familiar with all that - maybe Kyle Stilkey can advice you, it seems that he knows (based on what he is writing up here) ... " - well, I think that I was right ... :)
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    10-13-2014 02:52 PM
  13. Funky Cricket's Avatar
    You would need some fans, CPU paste, a better GPU if you want multi monitors, but those are less than 200 bucks. I wouldn't build a new computer with less than 12 GB of ram these days. 128 SSD is fine if you store all your data on the spinning disk, 256 if you are worried, they are cheap these days.

    800-1000 will get you a mid ranged box with a decent CPU if you build it your self. To step up the high end you still are around 1500, the GPU and CPU's are what kill you.
    10-13-2014 03:23 PM
  14. Jaripi's Avatar
    You would need some fans, CPU paste, a better GPU if you want multi monitors, but those are less than 200 bucks. I wouldn't build a new computer with less than 12 GB of ram these days. 128 SSD is fine if you store all your data on the spinning disk, 256 if you are worried, they are cheap these days.

    800-1000 will get you a mid ranged box with a decent CPU if you build it your self. To step up the high end you still are around 1500, the GPU and CPU's are what kill you.
    - that CPU i7-4790 is one of the best (well, unless you want get rid of your money) ...
    - about a case fan, not sure is there any in a case ... but easy to buy one later, if none (not a vital one to make it run) ...
    - No need CPU paste - it is already there under Intel's CPU fan (he is not an overclocker) ...
    - it is easy to buy GPU later, if he thinks that there is use for that (he is not an gamer either) - CPU has intel 4600 HD Graphics
    - about SSD, 256 Gb is only 50 USD more, so it might be an good idea, so ...
    - about RAM, 8 Gb should be enough, but can increase later easily to 16 Gb, if needed (there is 2 empty memory slots)

    EDIT: i7-4790 is a last year model, i7-4790K is this year model (slightly faster, specially for single core and runs cooler), but it is not really important for him ...
    10-13-2014 03:46 PM
  15. Kyle Stilkey's Avatar
    - that CPU i7-4790 is one of the best (well, unless you want get rid of your money) ...
    - about a case fan, not sure is there any in a case ... but easy to buy one later, if none (not a vital one to make it run) ...
    - No need CPU paste - it is already there under Intel's CPU fan (he is not an overclocker) ...
    - it is easy to buy GPU later, if he thinks that there is use for that (he is not an gamer either) - CPU has intel 4600 HD Graphics
    - about SSD, 256 Gb is only 50 USD more, so it might be an good idea, so ...
    - about RAM, 8 Gb should be enough, but can increase later easily to 16 Gb, if needed (there is 2 empty memory slots)

    EDIT: i7-4790 is a last year model, i7-4790K is this year model (slightly faster, specially for single core and runs cooler), but it is not really important for him ...
    Most Cases have fans, the one that I did a quick look at has plenty of fans, the only ones that don't are cheapos.

    The CPU fan that comes with the CPU has paste, and even if you buy an after market fan they come with them too.

    The GPU can be upgraded at anytime and you don't need anything super powerful to run multiple monitors as Audio Editing doesn't use a whole lot of GPU power, programs use way more CPU then anything.

    I use a 120GB Kingston HyperX and I'm a massive gamer (3TB full of games and 1TB full of recordings) and the 120 has plenty of extra space. With the prices of SSD dropping you can upgrade anytime to a better one when its on sale. I've even seen a 4TB 7200RPM 128MB cache on sale through Newegg for $90. You just have to keep an eye out for them.

    The board support up to 32GB of RAM but the problem is due to the factory burning down oversea the prices of DDR3 are about 2x more expensive now. A 8GB 1866Mhz stuck use to run for $55-$60 and now go for around $95-$110. DDR4 is also now out and for the speeds and prices are not bad at all, but not many mobos support it yet.

    I agree with everything you say, just adding my 2 cents to yours too.
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