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Old 12-31-2005, 08:08 PM
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Default cheap desktop system?

hello all,

I am planning to buy an "off the shelf" dedicated protools system with 1GB ram, 2GHz+ chipset, 60-80GB HD with firewire support and spend between $500-$700. No frills, as I will only use this system for ProTools LE, version 6.1.1

My questions

1) Which system should I buy (Dimension B110, Precision Series, etc) to best marry functional (not professional) performance with a budget? $700max budget. I am a hobbyist.

2) Does firewire connectivity really make a big difference? if so, how?

3) Does an external harddrive (i.e., not the system drive) significantly improve performance (# of tracks, plugins, etc)

4) Does it make any difference if i use ProTools 6.1.1 LE vs. 7.0?

Please reply via email if possible, but I will check the forum as well.

Many thanks!

Matt Monaco
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