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Awesome MIDI controller! I got a 61-key M-Audio off of eBay several years ago--all I record with. FL is a great DAW, you'll love it!

 

Cool adapter Canga. Guess I've been trying to do it the hard way all along (xpadder and such) .. :(

 

 

I've been getting a lot of things this summer .. stocking up on stuff for when I get my own place:

 

JetBeam Rapid Response Tactical '15' Flashlight:

http://www.jetbeamlighting.com/JETBeam-RRT15-XML-flashlight.html

 

Sennheiser RS 170:

http://en-us.sennheiser.com/wireless-headphones-home-audio-rs-170

 

Propellerheads Reason 7 DAW:

http://www.propellerheads.se/products/reason/new/

 

Anker Uspeed, 7-Port USB 3.0 Hub + 2 Fast Charge Ports:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B7GAE98

 

Wiha Precision Electrostatic Discharge Safe Slotted and Phillips Screwdriver Set:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001AN16QI

 

Can't forget about the munchies ('out for delivery' today):

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E872PB8

 

 

Sorry for the flood, but I am on a shopping spree. xD

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Little bit of a bump...

 

Got my Raspbery Pi 2 in today! Also got in earlier this week / late last week:

 

Case: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PVKL21A/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Micro SD card: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IVPU894/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Mini WiFi Adapter: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003MTTJOY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

Loaded Raspbian on it and it's good to go!

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http://pcpartpicker.com/p/kXBDVn

 

LET'S GET BUILDING!

 

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($219.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($26.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($129.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($113.49 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 850 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($142.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($48.60 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB WINDFORCE 3X Video Card  ($319.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT H440 (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($98.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor  ($249.99 @ Micro Center)
Speakers: Logitech Z506 155W 5.1ch Speakers  ($65.65 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1466.65
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-05-22 21:06 EDT-0400

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Let's see...

 

CPU - Good

CPU cooler - Good can get it cheaper (think $20 is what I paid on Newegg - constantly goes on sale)

Mobo - Looks good maybe check out the Gigabyte Z97x D3H line.

Memory - Will interfear with your CPU cooler. I have G-Skill snipers and I had to slightly offset the fan on one side of it. If you want, the 1866 snipers are about the same price anyways and better ram.

Storage - Good I suppose, though get a WD Black instead of Blue especially since it's not much more anymore.

GPU - EVGA would probably be better (doesn't have to be a FTW, can look at Superclocked ACX's 2.0) 970 is a bit overkill but whatever floats your boat I suppose. I'd personally go with a 960 instead and spend the savings on other pieces.

Case -  Not bad, NZXT is good.

PSU - Had a Corsair HX 650W 80+ gold - absolute garbage! Loudest and most annoying PSU ever... Get an EVGA - this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438026is what i have now. Nice and quiet :)

Monitor - 144Hz? Any reason? What about a 27" WQHD monitor (Acer has one for $300 atm)

Speakers - Good - love my Logitechs, though I'm a headphone type of person atm)

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($235.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($33.38 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory  ($69.52 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 850 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($142.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card  ($339.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT H440 (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($136.32 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor  ($269.09 @ Amazon)
Speakers: Logitech Z506 155W 5.1ch Speakers
Total: $1372.26
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-05-23 22:53 EDT-0400

 

Price wise: I'm just going to set everything to Amazon, then pick up some deals later from all different kinds of sites.

 

As for the RAM, I've really been on the fence about getting 8GB of RAM or 16 GB of RAM. From the forums I have visited 8 GBs of RAM is sufficient, but my Mac currently has 16 GB of RAM and I don't really want to downgrade.

 

As for the monitor, I play ALOT of CS:GO and everyone on the subreddit glorifies 144 HZ monitors, so I figured I would give it a shot. I'm still not too sure about this, but my internet can only handle 1080 videos anyways.

 

As for the mobo, I really want one of those sick looking MSI motherboards, but I've heard absolutely horrible stories about updating BIOS.

 

On a completely unrelated note: ALL OF MY WEB SEARCHES ARE GOING THROUGH UK SITES INSTEAD OF US SITES ON MY ENTIRE HOME NETWORK! Come on google, I thought you were better than that....

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That's a tradeoff I suppose... I have a Crossover 27Q-LED-P (Korean monitor)  myself and I really like having the extra real estate and pixel density. I should get another one sometime soon though as I want to rotate this one Vertically and have 2 x 27" side by side.

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