Would appreciate some opinions...

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Member Since: Oct 11, 2006

I found a site that has a large selection of computers at decent prices.
They also allow you to chose the components you desire.
Do you guys think this set up would be excellent for recording?
Intel® Core™2 Duo E6300 1.86GHz
• Asus nForce 650i SLI Mainboard
• 1GB PC6400 DDR2 RAM
• 160GB 7200RPM SATA-II HD
• NVIDIA Geforce 7300LE 256MB 16X PCIE Video
• 18X DVD Rewritable Drive
• 5.1 AC97 Onboard Sound
• 600Watts Stereo Speakers
• Raidmax Sagitta Mid-Tower 420W Case w/ Side-Window
I will be useing a Line 6 UXII for the interface for the time being and my Event monitors.
The price is 679 US dollars.
Could I get the essentials cheaper somewhere else?
I realize i will be getting /paying for a few things I really wont need, as this will be strictly for recording/playback/mixing/mastering.
Would this set up handle say 16 tracks with effects/plug ins/VST....
Once again thanks in advance

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Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Apr 25, 2007 05:16 pm

The only thing I would do different is maybe up the ram to 2 gigs, although 1 gig will surely do the job. Also I would think about maybe using an 80 gig for the OS main drive and then adding another larger hard drive or the same size for audio only. I will never record to my OS drive again. I don't even play mp3's off of it, they are stored on another drive.

Otherwise it looks as though you have a pretty good deal going on the parts listed.

Make sure the ROM drive writes not only DVD but CD as well.

But that system should more then handle the load you intend to put on it.

Czar of Turd Polish
Since: Jun 20, 2006

Apr 26, 2007 02:14 pm

That will scream. Like Noize said, bump it up to 2GB ram if you can afford it.

Also, it has an ASUS board which is nice as it gives you a very solid foundation. Generic MB's are something to stay away from.

For that price, it seems like it would be a great machine.

Since: Apr 03, 2002

Apr 26, 2007 03:32 pm

If you can avoid any onboard sound, do it.

"600Watts Stereo Speakers" - pffffft, there is a complete waste...unless your control room is the size of a small club...

Prince CZAR-ming
Since: Apr 08, 2004

Apr 26, 2007 03:56 pm

Maybe directing towards a 2 head video card. One of the pictures I've seen is a single video output.

Having 2 screens running is a great boost, and I wouldn't work without it now, if I could help it.

Seems like a screaming PC though.

Czar of Turd Polish
Since: Jun 20, 2006

Apr 26, 2007 03:58 pm

Yeah, the 6,000,000W speakers are probably crap but they never let you take it off the bundle.

As far as the integrated sound goes, they are fine for games/movies/music. But don't try to record with it :)

Is this one of the Best Buy deals. Usually those things come with a tiny little power supply. If you want a dual head vid card, or more devices, you will probably have to upgrade it later on.

Since: Apr 03, 2002

Apr 26, 2007 04:07 pm

hehehe, yeah, I remember the first computer speakers I bought, I laughed when I saw them, but they worked for simple crap like games n stuff at the time.

They were on sale for $19.99 and the box said "100 watts of power, 20Hz to 20kHz range". riiiiiiiight.

My new little studio speakers are self-powered at 40 watts a side and they never get close to full power...ya never want them that loud when mixing and mastering...

Since: Oct 11, 2006

Apr 26, 2007 04:11 pm

Thanks a ton guys!!!!
I'm more at ease now as far as purchasing this unit.
CptTripps is correct on the speakers.
If i drop them from the package i save like 5 bucks so i might as well take them for another computer.
I hope i'm not breaking any rules but it is not bestbuy.
It's an online place called Cyberpower.
Heard lots of good things about them.
I figure i'll use this for a year or two until laptops of the same specs come down in price.
( I'm cheap )
Thanks again
I appreciate it.

Czar of Turd Polish
Since: Jun 20, 2006

Apr 26, 2007 04:59 pm

I purchased from cyberpower once actually. Nothing wrong with them and the price was definitely right.

Since: Apr 03, 2002

Apr 26, 2007 05:14 pm

I gotta get a computer gear affiliate one of these days...

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Apr 26, 2007 10:45 pm

Ya, to bad Computer Rena.... whats its name has gone so far down the tubes. I surfed through one at work the other day and forgot to put it in my favorites. I was looking at network storage drives and stumbled upon it. They had some killer prices as well. I use Tiger Direct at work a lot but you have to really watch their prices for a deal. But I'll give them credit for always shipping on time and I've never had anything back ordered from them either.

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