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DAW build for music production - I9 10900 - Asus PRIME Z490-A ATX

Joined
Feb 27, 2021
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Motherboard
Asus PRIME Z490-A ATX
CPU
i9-10900
Graphics
Intel integrated GPU
Mac
  1. MacBook Pro
Hello everybody,

I've been carefully reading the forum since a while, what a great place to learn!
After months of reading I've finally decided to start with my first build, a I9 10900 with a double boot Catalina/Windows 10 with the following specs:

- Intel Core i9-10900 2.8 GHz 10-Core Processor
- Asus PRIME Z490-A ATX LGA1200 Motherboard
- Kingston HyperX Fury 64 GB (2 x 32 GB) DDR4-2666 CL16 Memory
- 2x Crucial P5 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drives
- Corsair HX Platinum 750 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
- Noctua NH-D14 64.95 CFM CPU Cooler
- Fractal Design Define R5 ATX Mid Tower Case
- Firewire Pci-e board


I was looking for very quiet fans and case plus some real fast Nvme for managing large music libraries..
No particular need for a dedicated GPU at the moment, I'll probably add one later if I will need a second monitor.

Any suggestion or something which I am totally wrong or missing before I order anything?
I was looking at Samsung Evo nvme but looks like there are some issues with them?

Thanks a million in advance and keep the great work!
 
Joined
Sep 17, 2012
Messages
170
Motherboard
Asus Prime Z490-A
CPU
Intel i9-10850k along with Noctua NH-D15 SSO2 D-Type Premium CPU Cooler
Graphics
Primary: Sapphire Pulse RX 570, Secondary: UHD 630
Mac
  1. iMac
  2. MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
I know this is a few months old. I am curious what did you go with? I am a DAW user, and I went by Shiloh's build from here:



Instead of buying the case he bought I purchased the Fractal Design Define 7 XL Black Brushed Aluminum / Steel E-ATX Silent Modular Tempered Glass Window Full Tower Computer Case. Samsung Evo M.2 is your best best, they are the most popular because they are most compatible with OSX.



What DAW software do you use? I've been using Pro Tools for over 15 years, Refx Nexus 2 and now 3, Native Instruments Kontakt, Akai MPC Studio Pro with its software. You will love the 10 core build, its freaking awesome!!
 
Joined
May 13, 2021
Messages
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Motherboard
MAC
CPU
I5
Graphics
GTX
This build is pretty cool, but to me it's not optimal for strong toques para celular. Let's add a bit to the video card and Ram. Wish you have great music.
 
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