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comments 'bout my anus, please..

Discussion in 'Recording' started by astonjoel, Feb 5, 2003.

  1. astonjoel

    astonjoel Guest

    hi there.

    i'm going to by a new computer, i'm quite sure which one, but please comment my list here.

    asus p4pe/gl/f/sata/gd
    p4 2,4 ghz
    crucial 512mb DDR PC2700
    wd 40gb 2mb cache (windows, midi)
    wd 120gb 8mb cache (audio hd)
    m-audio audiophil
    matrox g550 32 mb

    does it matter which brand of cd-player and cd-burner it is? (is nec and lg ok?)

    anything that's missing?


    soulitude
     
  2. EdWray

    EdWray Active Member

    Sounds great. I would use WD 40GB 400JB instead for the system drive. 8MB cache instead of 2MB for an extra $11. Smoking!! :D
     
  3. Tore Nylund

    Tore Nylund Guest

    Hej Solitude!
    Welcome to RO and the Anus-club. :c:
    That sound like a good DAW, but I agree with Cavepainter that you should go for a WD 40 Gb 8 Mb Cache for OS-drive.
    Well, you should maybe get a good silent case...
    since you also live in Sweden you should take a look at this place: http://www.whynoi.se/ They have silent cases and silent PSU's.
    What about OS? Are you going for XP-pro?
    And finally after getting this dream-DAW, you should do the "Opus-tweaks" on your OS.
    Good Luck!
     
  4. Fothermucker

    Fothermucker Guest

    Sounds good but why the 40 gig drive? Why not partition the 120GB drive? 4gb for O/S install, 36gb or so for applications and the rest for files. That way if you hose your o/s you can just format the one partition that your operating system is on and not lose any of your other files.

    Save money on that drive and lose the m-audio audiphile card and get an Echo Mia or M-Audio Delta 44/66.

    As for drives, I'd stick with Toshiba, Plextor or Lite-On. Everything else looks good! Make sure you get a big case to put all that hardware in! Get a big (at least 350 watts) name-brand (Enermax, Antec, Vantec) power supply too, you dont want a cheap one to crap out on you and take half your system with it. Don't expect games to fly with that video card but it should be fine for everything else.

    What monitor are you going to get? It's probably the most imporant piece of any computer system!!
     
  5. suspec57

    suspec57 Guest

    Well going with a separate hard drive for the OS will help reduce strain on the system when dealing with audio. The set up is fine, but I also would recomend a soundcard from either Echo, MOTU, or RME.
     
  6. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    I'll triple the recommendation for the 8MB cached drive as well...40GB is really the most you would want as the OS and App drive realistically. Really the best thing to do is use a 20GB but there is no 8MB cached 20GB drives out there!
    The reason for a smaller single partitioned drive is less strain on the read/seek time. The less platter space it has to look on the better.
    I don't really recommend install apps anywhere else but your main drive as it keeps the registry paths cleaner and smoother!
    Cheers
    Opus
     
  7. gtrmac

    gtrmac Guest

    Hi guys-

    I just wanted to throw in my $.02 on this one since I've been putting together some sytems recently and I've settled on a config which seems to have some benefits.

    I find it convenient to partition the system drive in at least two chunks with an 8 to 10 gig partition for the OS and apps. As mentioned this keeps everything in a smaller partition for the sake of defragging and Ghosting and also prevents the head from having to jump around the whole drive. The remaining partition on the system drive is useful for data backup from the audio drive and I also make some folders to write mixdown files from CubaseSX and Nuendo. I find it better to write mixdowns to a different drive than the one that they are being read from. I used to get some glitches in my old system when I wrote mixes back to the audio drive and I don't anymore and I suspect that this approach helps.

    I also create several partitions on the audio drive these days. I use 80 to 120 gig Maxtor Plus-9 drives with 8Meg cache lately so I make two or three 40 gig partitions and I keep current work in one and move inactive projects to the others. This saves time when defragging since you only have to defrag the active partion as needed.

    The current system spec which we build for Nuendo and CubaseSX is:

    P4 2.4 B-Step
    Asus P4PE A/L
    512MB Crucial DDR-SDRAM PC-2700
    40GB maxtor Plus-9 System
    80GB maxtor Plus-9 Audio
    Promise ATA-133 Controller Card
    Yamaha CRW F-1
    Enermax 435 watt Whisper PSU
    WindowsXP Pro
    CubaseSX or Nuendo
    RME Hammerfall-DSP Audiocard (Mutiface/Digiface or 9652)
     
  8. Bear's Gone Fission

    Bear's Gone Fission Active Member

    I haven't been following the anus wars in a while. Do anuses perform better with a single processor inserted instead of dual processors?

    Bear
     
  9. SonOfSmawg

    SonOfSmawg Well-Known Member

    ANUS WARS? Ummm ... thanks for the visual.

    :roll: :roll: :eek: :d:
     

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