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)

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-01-2009, 07:57 PM
anonymous anonymous is offline
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1
Default New build suggestions

Hello...I'm putting together my first build...I'll more than likely be buying these components this week: Nzxt guardian 921, 2 wd caviar se 160gb sata hd,corsair cmpsu 650tx power supply,siig two port firewire pcie card, g skill 4 gb1066, asus p5q pro p45, core 2 quad q9400, xp pro....I'll need a dvd drive dual layer and a basic video card for a dual monitor setup...this will be a pro tools dedicated computer w/ no gaming etc. Any suggestions for the dvd and video card or perhaps overlooked items such as cooling etc. I might need..I'll probably hire someone to assist with the build but I expect to do most myself...any suggestions are greatly appreciated...oh yeah pt 8.0 and oo2 with two uad 1 cards. thanks
Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2009, 08:50 PM
TOM@METRO's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 17,463
Default Re: New build suggestions

Start Here;

~ tom thomas

Formerly hobotom

Pro Tools Ultimate 2021 HDX
HD Omni and 192 I/Os
Windows 10
Intel Hexcore i7
All Samsung Pro SSDs
Ampex MM1200 2" 24 trk tape
Outboard: UREI, Eventide, Lexicon, Yamaha, TC Electronics, Orban, ART, EchoAudio, Dolby, Hughes, API, Neve, Audio Arts, BBE, Aphex, Berringer, MOTU, dbx, Allison, etc.
Plug-ins: Too many to talk about.

Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2009, 09:39 PM
albee1952's Avatar
albee1952 albee1952 is offline
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Norwich, CT
Posts: 37,993
Default Re: New build suggestions

What he said. My BFG nVidia 7300GT video card has been fine(and cost me all of $79). Many are having good results with ATI cards as well but they can be a PITA when it comes to drivers. AFAIK, there is no performance gain with more expensive video cards(unless you NEED one for serious video work).

As for DVD burners, Lite On and Samsung are good choices. The Sony Optiarc seem to get poor ratings at newegg where I buy most of my parts(but I have 1 that has been fine). Check what you have for IDE and SATA ports as you may want to get a SATA DVD drive(depending on what other drives you have in the machine). I am using IDE drives for system and backup(recycled from the last PT machine), SATA for all audio and I mounted my SATA DVD drive in an eSATA case so it sits on top of the desk(so I don't have to open the case door by my ankle and keep bumping into it).
Gigabyte X79/intel i7 3930K, 32GB RAM, HD/Native, 192 IO

The better I drink, the more I mix

BTW, my name is Dave, but most people call me.........................Dave
Reply With Quote

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
New Build --- Suggestions? rustytj 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Win) 2 01-25-2010 09:56 PM
$600 to build a ProTools PC. Suggestions? Chaotic 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Win) 17 10-26-2009 07:57 PM
Quad PC build: opinions /suggestions ? VanDerGraf 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Win) 3 06-18-2008 07:14 AM
Suggestions For a 9600 TDM system build Basshead3606 Pro Tools TDM Systems (Mac) 9 08-04-2003 11:39 PM
looking to build a new computer, i need suggestions Eric Miletich 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Win) 1 03-07-2002 04:41 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:47 PM.

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