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Old 10-07-2009, 08:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Building Another Computer for Recording.

Almost a year ago I came on here and you guys helped me build a great computer for gaming. Now I want to build a new computer to replace my Mac G5 for recording out in my home studio.

Here's what my gaming computer has on it.

Processor - Intel Core 2 Duo E7300
Motherboard - Gigabyte EP45
Power Supply - Corsair 650TX
Hard Drive - WD 640GB HDD
Case - Antec Three Hundred
DVD-ROM - Samsung
Graphics Card - Radeon 4850
Ram - Buffalo PC2-6400 DDR2 SDRAM

Now on this computer I won't need such a good graphics card, but I will need a new monitor. Preferably a nice big widescreen monitor so I have lots of room to work with my DAW.

I want this computer to use a quad-core processor, terabyte of hard drive space, and 4 gigs of ram.

Noise shouldn't be an issue as the computer will not be in the same room as the recording.

I'm pretty sure I have a spare copy of XP too.

So I just want pretty much the same computer just with a bit more speed, space, and the latest bargain deals.

Also here is the audio interface I plan on working with - RME Fireface 400

I'd like to build this computer for about $700-800 if possible.

Thanks for your suggestions!

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Old 10-07-2009, 09:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Building Another Computer for Recording.

CPU, Motherboard, RAM, HDD - Combo deal - $499.99
Case - Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
PSU - CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified
GPU - XFX HD-465X-YAF2 Radeon HD 4650 512MB 128-bit DDR2
LCD - ASUS VW224U Black 22" 2ms(GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor w/ HDCP Support 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR 5000:1) Built in Speakers

Total is around $820 without shipping charges.

Make sure your copy of XP is 64 bit, to take advantage of all the 4GB of RAM.



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Old 10-07-2009, 11:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Wow thanks a lot that looks awesome!
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