Audio Mixing/Creation Computer Build

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  1. Kieffer87

    Kieffer87 Orly OT Supporter

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    Building a rig for a buddy and I have been out of the loop for awhile. This is his first computer :eek3: and he wants to record music via a usb/firewire/optical sound recording device he already has. He will be using Traktor, and adobe products for mixing, editing, etc. Requirements for those programs do not exceed 2GHz , 2GB ram so nothing too strenuous.

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    I am also considering going with an E8400, and 4GB 800mhz OCZ Reaper memory to keep cost down alittle but I figure the Quad core would help satisfy future needs.

    Any HDD recommendations? I'm not really sure just how much storage he may need, I am guessing uncompressed audio will take up a lot of room, are any of the 1TB drives worth looking into, last I heard it seems there were lots of problems with them?

    Will also be running Vista 64bit more than likely.
     
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    For a little more you can get a much better system:
    http://www.anandtech.com/guides/showdoc.aspx?i=3542&p=5

    Use the mobo/cpu/heatsink/ram from that build and add on your components. As for what you have selected:
    -I'm not a fan of LG, but to each his own.
    -I would spend the little more on the PSU for the 520-HX version (more reliable and efficient plus modular cabling).
    -Why the AALS drive and not the AAKS, I would go for the AAKS. 1TB drives are fine, if your friend plans on keeping alot of data on his computer he really should look into a RAID-5 for his storage needs.
    -Unless your friend is also playing games, you could cut $50 from the video card for something cheaper.
    -Check around for deals, you can get a better monitor for the same price.


    What's the budget and how flexible is it?
     
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    Kieffer87 Orly OT Supporter

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    Thanks for the suggestions, he doesn't really have a set budget. He doesn't really know anything about computers so I don't think he really knows what to spend to get something reliable. I would like to keep it right around $1,000 until I talk to him later tonight for more details.

    Edit: On a high side 1,500 if it were to make a night and day difference, the i7 processors are all new to me.

    Edit again: dissonance, I think you meant go with the AALS drive with the bigger cache right?
     
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    Kieffer87 Orly OT Supporter

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    Updated cart to reflect i7 520 processor, mobo, and ram changes.

    Also changed to Asus full HD monitor.
     
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    Oh, oops. I had it backwards, your right...sorry


    Your build looks like a beast...
     
  6. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I would go the opposite direction of what everyone is saying.

    The newer chipset isn't going to be noticeably better than a P45 would.

    And you would save a bunch of money in the process.

    A Gigabyte P45, with an Intel Q8300 and cheaper memory, plus the rest of that gear you picked out would save you a couple hundred bucks and you would never notice the difference.

    You could run the Q8300 over 3ghz without even touching the voltage.
     

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