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Old 03-25-2009, 09:21 AM
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Hello guys,
I'm building a new system and I'd like to get your help before I shell out the cash.
Here's what's in my wishlist so far:
Motherboard - ASUS P5Q LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX
CPU - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core
Hard Drive - Western Digital Caviar SE WD800AAJS 80GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
Firewire card - SIIG 1394 3-port PCI Card Model NN-440012-S8


Which specific memory do you guys recommend? I want to get 2gb or 4gb.

What do you guys think?
All recommendations are welcome.
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Old 03-25-2009, 12:25 PM
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1. Asus will have a "qualified vendor list" for RAM. See what they recommend.
2. That 80GB drive is okay for a system drive, but you need a second, dedicated drive for audio. This is imperative!!! And since they're so inexpensive these days, why not go for a bigger C drive (like a 160 or 250) and grab a 250 or even 320GB audio drive?
I'm running a PAIR of SATA 500gb drives on my small, backup M box system (one OS drive, one audio drive) without a hiccup.
What interface are planning on using?
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Check my signature below; this RAM has been flawless for me.
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Old 03-25-2009, 01:29 PM
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Question Re: Need help with New System Build

Thanks. Will check what Asus's website says about the RAM, but I still like to hear what the users here recommend since they're testing specific configurations with PT.
Sorry for not mentioning this before, but I've already built a few of these DAWs with the help of the guys here on the DUC.
I already have work/client/sample drives. The 80GB drive is the system drive.
I'm going to be using a digi003 on that particular system.
More suggestions welcome.
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You want 4GB If you can afford it. I would follow Toms advice as the P5Q and P5Q Pro should be very similar.
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:30 PM
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Thanks guys.
Ok. So this is the list now:

Motherboard - ASUS P5Q LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX (Should I get the P5Q Pro???)
CPU - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core
Hard Drive - Western Digital Caviar SE WD800AAJS 80GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
Firewire card - SIIG 1394 3-port PCI Card Model NN-440012-S8

Memory -
4GB Patriot Ram PDC24G8500ELKR2

Still open to suggestions...
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You need a physically separate hard drive for your sessions, internal being best. I only see one listed.

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Xp sp2.
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Old 03-26-2009, 09:05 PM
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Hey,
Bruce- - I already have the session/sample drives.
Class-A - - I've been using Vista for a little while now on a few systems and things are pretty stable, so I'm going to stick with it.

Keep the suggestions coming...
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