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Buying a PC

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Regin, Jan 20, 2002.

  1. Regin

    Regin Guest

    Buying a PC?

    I am currently Logic Platinum on a Macintosh G3 333 MHz. This system has worked very well for me. It has been extremely stable, and has served me well for the last 3 years. Now I think is the time to upgrade to a bigger computer.

    Actually my first thought was to by an Apple G4 867 MHz until a saw the price. That was to much for me to pay.

    So I figured out that buying a PC instead would be a wiser choose since it is often cheaper.

    The disadvantages about PC’s are so many possibilities, where only a few of the combinations are well-matched for music making. I unfortunately don’t have the knowledge to find out what works.

    I need a computer that is fast, and enormously stable. With my current set-up I usually work with my computer 8 to 12 hours a day without crashing at any time.

    On my new set-up I need to run abut 64 tracks and the usual effect like eq’s and compressors on almost every channel plus one or two reverbs. Probably some delays and other effects. I will also run soft synths and soft samplers.

    How can I good computer at a nice price? Should I build my own or buy a complete solution?

    Please help me out here
  2. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Distinguished Member

    Apr 7, 2001
    Well...this is an old topic discussed several times!
    for performance with 64 tracks and loads of bells and whistles you'd need a dual processor machine without a doubt. Plus SCSI hard drives.
    A system like that would probably run you along the lines of close to 2,000. The SCSI drives arent cheap so thats where your money will be spent the most
    The best thing to do is to build the machine yourself or if you have no PC experience at all let someone who knows what they are doing build it for you...like me!! lol
    I do offer that service so if you are interested email me at

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