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funkymantis 3 months ago
  • Budget: $2000
  • Location: USA
  • Use: music production (recording, mixing, mastering), occasional gaming
  • Peripherals required: none

Looking to upgrade my 5 year-old PC workstation. Primary function will be music production, with extensive use of large sample libraries and virtual instruments.

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Zerk2012 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

8 core fast intel processor with a good low noise cooler, 32GB of memory, quite case and the new RTX 2060 for the gaming. (Overkill on the power supply to also keep the noise down) You can add anouther drive if/when you need more space.

Nothing flashey just a solid low noise PC.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $399.89 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler be quiet! - Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler $82.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI - MAG Z390 TOMAHAWK ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $157.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $229.99 @ Newegg Business
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $147.00 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - IronWolf 6 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $169.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Zotac - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB GAMING Video Card $349.99 @ Amazon
Case be quiet! - Pure Base 600 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $88.98 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fan be quiet! - Pure Wings 2 140 61.2 CFM 140mm Fan $10.39 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1717.10
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-15 15:19 EST-0500
funkymantis submitter 1 point 3 months ago

Thanks! I appreciate it.

Zerk2012 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago
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Zerk2012 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Unusual for you to put together a bad build. Music production =low noise. No need for a work station card and he did say some gaming.

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Moop1337 1 point 3 months ago

Wouldn't Threadripper have higher latency for the music program over a consumer CPU?

Zerk2012 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Worse performance.

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