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Old 11-19-2009, 12:20 PM
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I recently purchased a 003 Factory Rack. But i have no computer to run it...
What would you recomend, a straight up plug and play if possible. And with the best quality possible.
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Old 11-19-2009, 01:50 PM
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First, do you want Windows or Mac? If its Mac, the new quad iMac looks killer(but Snow Leopard may be a problem). For PC's, if you want to buy it off the shelf, skip the big box stores and look into Sweetwater Creation Station or Threerivers(an ebay seller). Your best bet(and least investment) would be to build an i7/x58 system. The i7 920 is a great cpu and at this point, it looks like all the x58 motherboards are working(Gigabyte and Asus being the most popular). 4-6 gig of RAM, dual WD Caviar Black drives and a mid-level 256 or 512 video card and 600 watt power supply. Load up XP(32 bit) SP3 on that and set manual RAM timings and you should have a solid PT setup.
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If your not a computer nerd who likes to assemble the computer parts together I would go for a I7 Imac.
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First, do you want Windows or Mac? If its Mac, the new quad iMac looks killer(but Snow Leopard may be a problem). For PC's, if you want to buy it off the shelf, skip the big box stores and look into Sweetwater Creation Station or Threerivers(an ebay seller). Your best bet(and least investment) would be to build an i7/x58 system. The i7 920 is a great cpu and at this point, it looks like all the x58 motherboards are working(Gigabyte and Asus being the most popular). 4-6 gig of RAM, dual WD Caviar Black drives and a mid-level 256 or 512 video card and 600 watt power supply. Load up XP(32 bit) SP3 on that and set manual RAM timings and you should have a solid PT setup.
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I recently purchased a 003 Factory Rack. But i have no computer to run it...
What would you recomend, a straight up plug and play if possible. And with the best quality possible.
This is the PT Essentials section. Come post in the LE Windows section for more responses.
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