I feel like soon after purchasing it, adding an ultra fast sata hard drive or a SSD to this for a great music studio pc for my needs...
(if anyone knows or cares, I just run Acid Pro + Reason + VSTs).
I need a system up and running within 2 weeks. Do you think (for around 400-450 dollars), I should custom build a PC (using that great case in today's FP as a base) or purchase a pre assembled PC like the one I posted? I really don't think I can get those quality of components at that sort of price (yes yes, I know it's a refurb). At least within the next 1-2 weeks....
(Yes, BF will have some great deals on PC components, but I do not have time to wait until Black Friday to have a working music PC in order)
To answer your question before you ask, no application will be run really except for music. I don't have time for games. I loved them when I was younger, but I have to support my future family.
I need answers quickly! Reps will be given fast and orderly!
You guys have no idea how much this would mean to me. I love this website, and this forum. God bless all of you, those who help me and those who don't
EDIT: Basically, I need a system with a solid new fast processor (Intel Core processor/phenom x6) and a cheap solution (like eyefinity) so I can have a 3 monitor setup (albeit through a video card, adapters e.t.c.). No games will be played so I don't need graphics. Bonus for a 7200rpm or greater SATA hard drive.
Last edited by joshownsyouall; 10-12-2011 at 05:28 AM..
You wouldn't be able to build that computer for less than $380...if you live near a Microcenter, you'd have $170 in the 1055T + motherboard, $45 for the case on the front page, $40-$50 in an 8GB kit, ~$50 for a 1TB hard drive, $20 for an optical drive, leaving you about $45 for a power supply, card reader, operating system, and any other accessories you may need.
Some of these DAWs and VSTs used in home studios can be extremely taxing on the system.
I believe that one instance of Nexus alone can swallow up 1 gig of RAM by itself.
I suppose I probably should put more value on the hard drive. Just 8 gigs is really my requisite for this, but I would like the OPTION of 4 sticks because I don't want to be stuck with 8 gigs of RAM forever (or be forced to buy a 8 gig sticks).
But I suppose it's not a deal killer thank you sir
PS - I live nowhere near a Microcenter so it's not an option ;(
EDIT: YES you're right it might be slightly overkill lol. 8gb is fine!
Last edited by joshownsyouall; 10-12-2011 at 05:29 AM..
If you can get around having to buy a copy of windows here is an option: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Com...mbo.739448 add another 4GB stick and multi card reader and you have a very similar brand new system compared to the refurb you linked. The case and PSU might not be very quality but I don't think they can be much worse than the stuff in the refurb.
I actually might take a free trip to Austin this weekend to buy some components at Fry's, if it's really worth it. So if you have any ideas do tell!! (I see a Wednesday Sale with a great deal on RAM I might post on FP)
As far as a three monitor setup... I am clueless on this. Is Eyefinity really the best way to go? (even if I never run any sort of games and video on the extra 2 screens??)
Also as far as the case goes... I think I may just run with the Antec Solo, since due to my needs I might just prefer to get myself a case that is quiet!! (For recording purposes). If anyone knows anywhere to get a low price, solid computer case that has a "quiet" reputation, that would be highly appreciated as well!!!
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