Looking for a new desktop tower & the store has this in their builds that looks pretty tempting (to me at least) spec wise.
Intel Core I7-3770 3400Mhz (quad core)
16GB DDR3 @ 1333Mhz
Intel HD graphics
Better to take windows 7 over 8 i presume?
Any other stuff i need to check up on? Specs on the motherboard isn't listed so i'll have to ask for those. (although knowing the store it's probably on par with the rest xD)
Mainly will be using reaper for the recording & mixing.
Thats very good.
You may need a pcie firewire card depending on your choice of interface. Another £30 or so.
And yes, 7>>>>>8.
The only problem with that rig is the lifetime of the socket. Its not much better as a CPU than a 3770 but a 4770 will let you get some more life out of it if needs be with a CPU upgrade.
That said, they arent much different my 4770 is not taxed by anything I do (which includes track and VST spam). I maxed out an i7920 a couple of times, both in what you might call extenuating circumstances (unusually intensive mixes, for different reasons). I doubt the same mixes would challenge a 3770 or 4770.