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Old 02-21-2008, 05:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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also a case and a cpu cooler for the phenom.

Please rip this apart, it is a very rough draft.

ps - the computer is for music production, so graphics are not important atm.
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Power supply is junk. Refer to power supply guide in my signature.
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q6600 > phenom, just so you know.

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Meh, a e2160 @ 3GHz, and on an MSI P35 mobo would be better than the Phenom, for all but quad optimised programs. Even in those, the 2160 would still be ultra powerful. And then you have the upgrade option to go with the q6600 later.
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You should get a good sound card if your doing music on it.
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Do you mean by overclocking the e2160?
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Do you mean by overclocking the e2160?
What power supply did you choose.
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Do you still need a good soundcard if you are using an audio interface?
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If your not going to answer or take our advice, all of ours, don't post.

What power supply did you choose?
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depends what are you talking about audio interface what are you going to do wiht this audio wise?
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