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Old 07-30-2005, 04:57 PM
jasonguitar jasonguitar is offline
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Default Building my audio machine....feedback

Hey everyone,
I'm trying to build a system that is similar to the Allenstein Machine that is posted here. I just want the pros to check out what I'm putting together and get your feedback about whether everything is authorized and compatible with ProTools. Please offer your feedback and suggestions. Here it is:

*ASPIRE X-Dreamer II ATXB4KLW-BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 420W Power Supply
*ASUS K8V SE DELUXE Socket 754 VIA K8T800 ATX AMD Motherboard
The AMD64 core provides leading-edge 32-bit performance and support for future 64-bit applications
• AMD64 technology provides full speed support for x86 code base for uncompromising 32-bit performance, with readiness for 64-bit applications
• 40-bit physical addresses, 48-bit virtual addresses
• Eight new (sixteen total) 64-bit integer registers
• Eight new (sixteen total) 128-bit SSE/SSE2 registers
• Including support for 3DNow!™ Professional technology and SSE2

A high-bandwidth, low-latency integrated DDR memory controller
• Supports PC3200, PC2700, PC2100 or PC1600 DDR SDRAM
• Unbuffered DIMMs
• 72-bit DDR SDRAM memory (64-bit interface + 8-bit ECC)
• Up to 3.2 GB/s memory bandwidth
• ECC protection enables increased system reliability

HyperTransport™ technology for high speed I/O communication
• One 16-bit link up to 1600MHz
• Up to 6.4GB/s HyperTransport™ I/O bandwidth
• Up to 9.6GB/s total delivered processor-to-system bandwidth

Large high performance on-chip cache
• 64KB Level 1 instruction cache
• 64KB Level 1 data cache
• Up to 1MB Level 2 cache
• Improved branch prediction for greater accuracy in anticipating instruction calls
• Enhanced TLB structures for better memory management of complex workloads
Model AMD Athlon 64 3700+
Operating Frequency 2.4GHz
FSB Integrated into Chip
Cache L1: 64K+64K
L2: 1024K
Socket Socket 754
Multimedia Instruction MMX, SSE, SSE2, 3DNOW!, 3DNOW!+

*AMD Athlon 64 3700+ 2.4GHz 1MB 754-Pin CPU
*(Memory Stick)• Module Size: 512MB
• Package: 184-pin DIMM
• Feature: DDR PC3200
• Specs: DDR PC3200 • CL=3 • UNBUFFERED • NON-ECC • DDR400 • 2.6V • 64Meg x 64

*Western Digital Caviar SE WD800JB 80GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive - OEM

*(CD-RW and DVD) • SONY Black IDE Combo Drive Model CRX320E Black - OEM

Cache: 2M
CD-R: 52X
CD-ROM Access Time: 100ms
CD-RW: 32X
Form Factor: 5"
Load Type: Tray
Operating Systems Supported: Windows 98/ ME/ 2000/ XP
System Requirements: Pentium 266Mhz (Pentium II 400Mhz or faster recommended) 32MB RAM & 1GB HDD (64MB & 2GB recommended)
• Model #: CRX320E Black
• Item #: N82E16827106819

Also adding flat one 17-inch flat panel monitor, keyboard, mouse, etc.

Will I need a video card??

Please let me know what you think and what suggestions you may have. Thanks.

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Old 07-30-2005, 08:59 PM
macr0w macr0w is offline
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Default Re: Building my audio machine....feedback

It will probably work well. You should post this in the "Best Desktop Thread".
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