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Old 08-10-2003, 09:07 PM
swix76 swix76 is offline
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Default Your opinion on this PC:

I am thinking about starting a recording studio
based around the digi 002r and a custom PC.
I am leaning towards a PC because it seems I could most likely get a bigger bang for my buck instead of
buying a new or used mac. (is this true?)
I consulted a friend of mine who builds PCs and this is what he gave me for a list:
CHEIFTEC Server Chasis AX-01SLD $79.99

Coolmax Serial ATA Power Adaptor cable $4.99

VANTECS's STEALTH SF8025L $11.99

Thermalight SKL-800-U (heatsink ONLY) $42.99

2 ANTEC ALL clear 80mm SMARTFAN $29.98

ANTEC ALL Clear 92mm SMARTFAN $15.99
<<five fans in total...Is that common??>>

Western Digital Raptor 36GB SATA WD360GD 10,000rpm $138.00

HITACHI/IMB IC35L120AVV207-1 120GB 7200rpm 8mb cache $107.00

2 CORSIAR MEMORY XMS Extreme Memory $257.00

Asus Motherboard for AMD Athon XP/Duron #A7NX8 $140.00

ENERMAX EG465P-VE(FC) 460W $85.99

AMD ATHOLON XP 2500+ "Barton" 333FSB $90.00

ATI OEM RADEON 9000 Atlantis PRO 64mb $67.00

Samsung Model SW-252BRNS 52x24x52 $48.00

Sony DDU1621(DDU1611) 16x DVD ROM $30.99
<<I might consolidate and get a dvdr/cdr combo>>

This PC should cost around $1,200

What do you think?
Is it a good PC?
Any suggestions?
could I buy a mac for $1,200 that would
be more powerful for using protools?

Swix76
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Old 08-10-2003, 09:18 PM
Aussie169 Aussie169 is offline
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Default Re: Your opinion on this PC:

Looks good to me.
I think a 10k rpm drive as your system drive is overkill though. I don't think it would improve Protools' performance unless you used it as the audio drive, and that makes the 120GIG drive overkill as the system drive.

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Old 08-10-2003, 09:50 PM
Allen Hallada Allen Hallada is offline
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Default Re: Your opinion on this PC:

This whole system is overkill to me. PTLE likes it simple. I answered to your post on the Best System thread.
Good luck,
Allen [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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