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Building my first DAW - PC - seeking advice

acular123

First, I'd like to say hello to everyone on this message board.
Like many of you, I really enjoy writing music, but I hate trying to put together a band and committing to practice and dealing with all of the creative conflicts. Everyone wants to do things their way...and I'm no different...so I decided to just do it all myself and build my own DAW. I would love to have the ability to record a wide range of types of music from basic jingles and video game music to more techno-like music like ratatat and infect mushroom. I currently play guitar (accoustic, looking to get an electric soon) and piano/keyboard. My current keyboard is a Yamaha DGX-620, but I'd be willing to sell it and purchase a different one if you guys reccommend doing so.
I'm building my first DAW, and so I am seeking some opinions and advice to make sure I do everything right.
Here is what I'm currently looking at purchasing:
www.newegg.com
CASE:
Thermaltake Level 10 Series Level 10 GTS Snow Edition White SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811133198
POWER SUPPLY:
Antec TruePower New TP-750 Blue 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE ...
Item #: N82E16817371022
VIDEO CARD:
SAPPHIRE 100352-2L Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814202006
MEMORY:
CORSAIR Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML16GX3M2A1600C10
Item #: N82E16820233280
MOTHERBOARD:
ASUS P8H77-V LE LGA 1155 Intel H77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813131826
CPU/PROCESSOR:
Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 2011 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73820
Item #: N82E16819115229
OPERATING SYSTEM:
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
Item #: N82E16832116986
COOLING:
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel ...
BLUE-RAY:
LG Black 14X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA BDXL Blu-ray Burner,3D Play Back (WH14NS40) - OEM
Item #: N82E16827136250
HARD DRIVE:
SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128B/WW 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Item #: N82E16820147163
Keep in mind that I will be playing games on this computer and that I also have an external hard drive for storing larger media. With that said, how does this look? Any suggestions for additional or different parts?
Also, other than the computer itself, I'm completely lost as to what other devices I want to purchase such as microphones, mixers, etc...I'm pretty much brand new to this and so I want to make sure I do this right the first time.
Thanks for taking the time to read this post and offer suggestions!
October 17, 2012 @07:13pm
Andrew_Malloy

I highly suggest getting an audio interface, but don't rely on it for gaming. It may actually be best to dual boot your machine as well, but that is optional.
As far as mics, instruments and the like, there are so many options to talk about and I would really not make a recommendation until I knew more about what you wanted and what you would be ready to spend. I'd be happy to go over all of this.
Feel free to call me 9am - 6pm EST Monday through Friday
October 17, 2012 @07:28pm