I build this for a local client who was looking for an audio editing build - came out amazing!
Im sorry but out of everything else why did you pick the 1030?
I was able to source the source the 1030 2GB for him for sub $50. It’s a great card for a PC meant for audio editing. He wanted the RGB for the case to look good on his desk.
That’s understandable but honestly would’ve gone for atleast a 1660 or a rx 570 (just my opinion tho
It's an audio station, the GPU is very nearly irrelevant. The most it's likely to have to do is simulate a VU meter or something, and that's like 10 fps worth of trivial work. If anything, the 1030 is overkill. (but for $50, as said, a no brainer.)
Yea - if he was doing any gaming/video editing, and wasn't on a strict budget, I would have gone 570 8GB for $150. But since the 1030 GDDR5 was only $50, it was a no brain'r.
If its not too late you may want to consider swapping the 1030 out for a 1030 gddr5. The ddr4 is shockingly slower than the gddr5, and they're about the same price.
I did - for some reason it didn't update - It's the Gigabyte 1030OC 2GB w/ GDDR5!
I may just be ignorant on the subject, but wouldn't an audio editing build need a discrete sound card?
He has an external USB mixer that he uses.
Oooh, thats cool. I didn't know that was a thing. Either way, cool build! Looks clean +1