Avid Pro Audio Community

Avid Pro Audio Community

How to Join & Post  •  Community Terms of Use  •  Help Us Help You

Knowledge Base Search  •  Community Search  •  Learn & Support


Avid Home Page

Go Back   Avid Pro Audio Community > Legacy Products > 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Win)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-22-2000, 02:11 PM
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Opinions appreciated on new PC spec please.

Hey.. looks good. I opted for the ASUS CUSL2 motherboard.. can't really comment on the Abit.

I got the same video card.

I don't know how good Rich os for CD Burners. I went with Plextor after listening to the group.

I believe your RAM should be PC133 (for newer PCs), but I can't say for sure. Has sonething to do with Front Side Bus, I think.

Lastly, why not splurge and get the PIII 1GHz? Most of us would like to have gotten a P4 but realize how long it will be before Digi is ready to test/approve on it. So I maxed what would work in the P3 family.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-22-2000, 05:26 PM
sandyb sandyb is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Nottingham UK
Posts: 12
Default Re: Opinions appreciated on new PC spec please.

Hi, thanks for the reply.

I would love to have gone for the P3-1GHz, but unfortunately I only have a certain amount of budget to shoot at new computer gear each year. And I wouldn't even have been speccing this one up if one of our existing DAWs hadn't unexpectedly gone belly-up. :-(

On the RAM front: Paul Pavely at Digidesign UK told me that the DIGI001 system would not work with PC133 RAM. Go figure. I would certainly have specced PC133 for not the least of which reason being that it's cheaper! I suppose I could always change that.

Anyway, many thanks. I'm encouraged to know that I'm not making some huge blunder!

Kind regards,

Sandy.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-22-2000, 08:38 PM
B.Ray B.Ray is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Posts: 900
Default Re: Opinions appreciated on new PC spec please.

Sandy,

There have been many reports of problems with Highpoint IDE controller/drivers. I believe the Highpoint is used on the BE6-II (I could be wrong).

The work-around is to use the Microsoft IDE controller driver that's on your Win98 CD. Search the subject on the DUC to be sure.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-23-2000, 01:21 AM
sandyb sandyb is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Nottingham UK
Posts: 12
Default Opinions appreciated on new PC spec please.

Hi there.

We're just about to build a new PC to run Pro Tools Digi001. I'd appreciate any advice/opinions on the spec. I'm led to believe it's going to be absolutely fine for Digi001 but I'd appreciate any confirmation that folks may be able offer.

Pentium III 800MHz.
Abit BE6-II mobo.
256Mb PC100 RAM.
2x Seagate Barracuda 30.6Gb 7200RPM UDMA-66.
Ricoh 12-speed CD burner.
Windows 98 Second edition.
Matrox G450 video.

Very grateful for any help.

Kind regards,

Sandy.

Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-23-2000, 05:12 AM
sandyb sandyb is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Nottingham UK
Posts: 12
Default Re: Opinions appreciated on new PC spec please.

Hiya B.Ray, thanks for the advice.

Having now gone off and read a lot of the DUC postings regarding the Highpoint ATA-66 controller, I'm bothered!

Might anyone be able to suggest an alternative mobo that will work fine in ATA-66 mode? The only consideration is that it must have one ISA slot for a Zefiro Acoustics I/O card.

I'm very keen to hear anyone's ideas on this - thanks in advance!

Sandy.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-31-2000, 07:33 AM
sandyb sandyb is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Nottingham UK
Posts: 12
Default Re: Opinions appreciated on new PC spec please.

Hiya.

After some thought and not a short time spent trawling the DUCs, I have given my supplier the option of finding either the Gigabyte GA-BX2000+ or the Asus CUBX-E. I reckon either of these boards would be fine judging on what I've read.

But...

I'd still appreciate anyone's opinion!

Many thanks,

Sandy.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-31-2000, 07:40 PM
macphgw macphgw is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posts: 82
Default Re: Opinions appreciated on new PC spec please.

For what it's worth, if I go for a BX card, it would be the Asus CUBX-E.

Heard lots of good things about it and nothing bad.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-31-2000, 09:04 PM
Xman Xman is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Sweden
Posts: 141
Default Re: Opinions appreciated on new PC spec please.

Hi! Go for an Asus CUSL2 ...-best board on the market!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-01-2001, 10:48 AM
sandyb sandyb is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Nottingham UK
Posts: 12
Default Re: Opinions appreciated on new PC spec please.

Hi Xman & macphgw.

Xman, many thanks for your suggestion, but unfortunately the CUSL2 is inappropriate due to its complete lack of ISA slots and I need just one for another I/F card.

Macphgw, thanks for your vote of confidence on the CUBX-E!

Anyone else like to stir their oar?

Sandy.


Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-02-2001, 10:39 PM
jsmooth226 jsmooth226 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: chicago
Posts: 238
Default Re: Opinions appreciated on new PC spec please.

i have pc 133 ram installed with the digi 001
with my cpu speed manuelly set at 100....but i'm sure sooner or later digi will have the 001 working with the 133mhz ram.....so if i were you i would buy the 133mhz it's cheaper...i got 512meg for 280 dollars

peace
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
BBC delivery spec Reckless Erik Post - Surround - Video 10 04-11-2011 05:05 AM
Upgrading system and PT. Opinions would be appreciated. Matt Rushmore Windows 10 02-08-2011 03:10 PM
This PC spec OK? scardanelli 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Win) 1 07-19-2009 01:16 PM
Building New System... thoughts on this spec. appreciated? BIG D Pro Tools TDM Systems (Win) 8 02-10-2009 01:37 PM
Min spec Mac for PT 6? poppy Pro Tools TDM Systems (Mac) 0 01-02-2004 01:53 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:45 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2008, Jelsoft Enterprises Limited. Forum Hosted By: URLJet.com