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pezking 06-02-2009 03:41 AM

Good PC for Pro Tools? Under £600
 
Hey guys,

Any thoughts on this PC: Aldi!

I've done a quick search of the processor on the DUC, and the reports are sparce, with no confirmed good performance, and none bad!

Just for the record - I'm not looking to buy, just potentially suggesting a cheap PC.

albee1952 06-02-2009 06:50 AM

Re: Good PC for Pro Tools? Under £600
 
With your budget, building your own would be the best way to go. You can build with everything you need and that PC has some stuff I would skip(in addition to not knowing if the motherboard is compatible. Look at the threads here on self-built systems. A little homework will net you a list of parts that will give solid performance. Asus or intel motherboards, intel Q9550 and 4 gig of RAM are starters. Stay cheap on the video card(onboard video is a "no go"). I use a $37 MSI GeForce 7300LE with a pair of 22" flatscreens. You need 2 hard drives. The system drive can be small980-160gig is plenty). Audio drive can be as big as you like but I stop at 500gig(personal choice). Many Asus boards have working firewire ports(but a conpatible card is cheap anyway). I recommend all SATA drives(including DVD). I would also recommend Windows XP over Vista. While you will get differing opinions, more like XP and it is easier to setup for the "non-genius" (like me).

pezking 06-03-2009 04:28 AM

Re: Good PC for Pro Tools? Under £600
 
Like I said I don't want to buy this machine. Or any machine for that matter. I'm happy with my setup!

I just know that in the UK it is difficult to buy pre-built machines that are compatible with Pro Tools.

The majority of people don't know how or don't want to build their own PC. They just want to go to PC World and buy a compatible machine.

Please bear in mind I know all about the hard drive requirements.

There's also a huge difference between what's available in the States and the UK, and the prices. This particular machine seems to represent great value for money, and looks to be a great starting point for Pro Tools...


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