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Old 02-06-2009, 03:22 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Is that budget just for the desktop or does it include your laptop as well? Will you need everything for your desktop like monitor, operating system, keyboard and mouse?
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Yeah, considering exactly what you need will determine a lot. Monitors, cases, keyboards and mice can jack up the cost quite a but, but unlike the rest of the machine they have much longer lives so if you get quality the first time then you have no need to buy those parts again for several years.
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Old 02-06-2009, 04:39 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Is that budget just for the desktop or does it include your laptop as well? Will you need everything for your desktop like monitor, operating system, keyboard and mouse?
Just Desktop, and I have a monitor (TV with PC imports) already.


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I just saw this thread, it's very interesting for me as well, since I'm in the same boat:
I want to build or have built for me a PC also for music recording (DAW), but I do want to use it for occasional gaming, too.

I have gotten lots of good advice here and also on music forums, and now I think I know what I want to get.
I will post a list in a new thread to ask for advice/opinions!

I will get an i7 920 for sure!
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Old 02-07-2009, 07:59 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Thanks again guys.


What I'll do is lurk around and look at other recommendation threads. With the wealth of computer information/advice on this forum, I'll take notes on what I parts I need, then I'll post again with what I got so far.
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That's a smart way to do it. learn as much as you can and do your homework, and then come and see us. You will learn a lot more that way. And we wont let you build a crappy machine.
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What I'll do is lurk around and look at other recommendation threads. With the wealth of computer information/advice on this forum, I'll take notes on what I parts I need, then I'll post again with what I got so far.
Awesome !

that's what I did. Not that I know so much now, I'm still a noob, but I gathered some information on parts and got a list together.
And it's been great fun reading up on these things, looking up online reviews, reading threads

What sequencer software are you going to use?
And what OS?
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Old 02-07-2009, 09:58 PM   #19 (permalink)
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If you're going to spend $2500, why don't you get some 1600 MHz ram instead of that 1333 MHz ram that was recommended.

I just got some of this: Newegg.com - G.SKILL 6GB &#40;3 x 2GB&#41; 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 &#40;PC3 12800&#41; Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

You could get better timings, but it starts getting really expensive when you do that.
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The 1333mhz ram was chosen mainly on the timings. The timings made it faster than the 1600mhz ram. And the cost to get decent 1600mhz is too much right now.
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