Description

I needed an upgrade from an old HP that was barely running my Virtual Instruments. My wife won $1000 at the casino and told me to buy what I wanted (best wife ever). After a ton of research and with a bunch of help from you guys here at PC Part Picker, this is what I ended up with. Slightly over budget but well worth the extras. This thing is super fast and I am very pleased with everything so far. Highly recommend every item I used in this build to anyone looking for something similar.

Part Reviews

CPU

Always had Intel in the past. Decided to try the Ryzen this time around. Very happy I did. This CPU can handle big music files with several High demand VST instruments at the same time. A beast for beats

Motherboard

Bought from reviews and recommendations on PCPP. Glad I went with this board. It looks great and very easy to use bios.

Memory

Beautiful DDR4, Pleanty fast enough for my music production needs.

Storage

This thing is awesome. Will be getting another when more storage is needed

Video Card

Running at highest settings, no lag, and very quiet

Case

Great tower. Way bigger then I was expecting. was very fun to build with and looks amazing.

Comments

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Damn, you have a nice wife. Love the choice of case! +1

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, It was unexpected.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

That Sapphire is the star of the build. +1

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, the Sapphire might be more then I needed but it has been great for the little gaming I do.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Lovely. I like the R6 (used it for my build) and I have to say it looks way better in white than I might have expected. Spending the extra $200 was definitely the right choice.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you, the R6 is very quiet which I needed for my music room. I turn the 3 fans down when recording and don't pick up any sound from it.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I personally found the stock fans to be OK, but rumbly with a bit of a bass note. I replaced them with Noctua NF-A12x25's but with hindsight I should have tried 3 of the beQuiet 140mm PWM Silent Wings, and I might do that yet. If you beat me to it, post your results. :-)

(the A12x25's are spectacular fans and dead quiet under about 900 rpm, but since I don't want to open up the top panel, a 140mm exhaust would do better than a 120mm exhaust which is what I have now.)

Oh, and the next time you find $180 in a trouser pocket, consider the Seasonic 600w Titanium Fanless PSU. Can't get quieter than that!

(edited) Oh, and just one more thing. (per Colombo) If you find that you're picking up noise from the otherwise very excellent Prism CPU cooler, I can recommend the Scythe Mugen 5 PCGH edition as being effective and essentially inaudible. (It's a Mugen 5 with a pair of fans.)

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Ummm, one of your GPU's 6 Pin power connector is not plugged in. You only have the 8 pin plugged in! Plug both of them in!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I read that the extra 6 pin was only for overclocking which I do not do. Do I still need it? Do I run another cable from PSU or just connect the extra 6 pin from the same cable?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

You can connect the extra 6 pin that is coming from the same cable. From what I know, you are supposed to plug in all power connectors, or else the GPU may not be able to go to 100% usage. I am not sure but having both connected cant hurt.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

How about a PCIE sound card since you're using it for music? Very clean setup, great build!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. I have the Focusrite 6i6 2nd Gen audio interface and it is awesome.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you link the monitor?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

https://www.samsung.com/us/support/owners/product/led-monitor-sd360-series

I believe it is discontinued and Samsung has replaced with a newer model

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok thx anyway

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I’ve spent the last week losing my mind on compiling the parts for a new music pc. I’m totally lost and just saw your build here and it’s in my price range and you seem to have done your research. I was under the impression that the i7 was a better choice than the Ryzen but lots of people tell me it’s a great processor for audio. I’m curious what sort of plug ins you are using and at what sort of count. My projects tend to get really big and experimental and I’m nervous that the Ryzen can’t handle it. The price difference does seem to allow for better parts like you gpu and case etc. Really curious how you feel about your build after using it for a while . Thanks for your informative write up I may just copy your build.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry late response. I have been very happy with the build so far. It is more then sufficient. I was tossed up on the Intel as well but the Ryzen has proven worthy. I use FL studio and run all the Komplete Ultimate bundle, Nexus, Omnisphere, Output, Trillion, and a bunch of Waves plugins. Also, a lot of recorded wav files samples. No prob with any so far.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful! I am looking to build me a new PC as well and ran into your build. Love it. Was looking at Intel processors but this might've just changed my decision. I think that the Ryzen 5 2600x should be plenty for me. I personally don't care about any color combinations as my PC will be sitting under my desk.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Happy you like it. It has been great so far. not a single issue and haven't had any lag or latency issues. You can save a few bucks on the case and the ram if you don't care about appearance at all. I think the Ryzen 5 would get the job done. New Ryzens coming out soon too.