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Good deal?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by twiin, Dec 18, 2001.

  1. twiin

    twiin Guest

    I'm brand new to this, is this a good deal... Intel 1.2GHz Throughput
    Rackmount Case 4U, 19" Rackmount Width: Stealth Black w/ Rack Ears, locking door (to dampen CDROM noise)

    Blue LED

    Padded internal drive rack

    Acoustically Treated for Noise

    17.75" Rack Depth - fits SKB ATA Flight Style Cases with both endcaps fitted!

    Motherboard Intel D815EPEA2 (Intel i815EP chipset)
    Processor/CPU Intel Pentium III 1,200Mhz (1.2GHz Tualatin) 133FSB
    Memory 512meg (2x256meg) RAM PC133 CAS2
    Video Card nVIDIA Geforce2MX 32meg AGP
    Hard Drive 80gb Seagate Barracuda IV 7200RPM ROUNDED IDE CABLE Partitioned for OS & Audio


    Media Drives 16X/10X/40X CD-RW Drive, BurnProof(tm), 16X burn speed, 10X rewrite speed, 40X read - Stealth Black

    1.44" Floppy Drive - Stealth Black

    Power Supply 300 Watt, AMD Approved and P4-ready w/ Noise Control
    Audio Card Add your choice of cards from our price list -- discount applies! Email us.
    Input Devices IBM Stealth Black Keyboard

    Microsoft Optical Explorer Mouse


    Software Windows ME Full CD (modified/tweaked).
    Norton System Works 2001

    Warranty/Support 1 Year Parts & Labor?
     
  2. patrick

    patrick Guest

    Well, I think that would depend greatly on how much it costs! :D :D :D
     
  3. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    sounds good indeed...but what Patrick said...how much? :D
    Opus
     
  4. llornkcor

    llornkcor Active Member

    ooooooooo, a blue LED? It's worth it!!!!

    :D

    ljp
     
  5. Doublehelix

    Doublehelix Well-Known Member

    Blue LEDs are far more precious (and therefore, more expensive) that any other LED (Seriously!). Avalon places them on their high-end mic pres ($3,000 US minimum...).

    Not sure why that is, but it is true! (I am also not sure why anyone would care, but I guess that blue is less harsh to the eye than red or yellow or orange...).

    DH
     
  6. patrick

    patrick Guest

    Oooooh. I didn't notice the Blue LED. In that case, I take back what I said. It's a good deal at any price!!! :p :p :p
     
  7. twiin

    twiin Guest

    $1369. Sorry :roll:
     
  8. twiin

    twiin Guest

    Or how about this...

    Athlon XP 1.53GHz Muscle
    Rackmount Case 4U, 19" Rackmount Width: Stealth Black w/ Rack Ears, locking door (to dampen CDROM noise)

    Blue LED

    Padded internal drive rack

    Acoustically Treated for Noise

    17.75" Rack Depth - fits SKB ATA Flight Style Cases with both endcaps fitted!

    Motherboard ASUS A7M266 (AMD761 chipset)
    Processor/CPU AMD Athlon XP 1,533MHz (1.53GHz Palomino) 266FSB
    Memory 512meg (2x256meg) DDR RAM PC2100
    Video Card nVIDIA Geforce2MX 32meg AGP
    Hard Drive 80gb Seagate Barracuda IV 7200RPM ROUNDED IDE CABLE Partitioned for OS & Audio


    Media Drives 16X/10X/40X CD-RW Drive, BurnProof(tm), 16X burn speed, 10X rewrite speed, 40X read - Stealth Black

    1.44" Floppy Drive - Stealth Black

    Power Supply 350 Watt, AMD Approved and P4-ready w/ Noise Control
    Audio Card Add your choice of cards from our price list -- discount applies! Email us.
    Input Devices IBM Stealth Black Keyboard

    Microsoft Optical Explorer Mouse


    Software Windows ME Full CD (modified/tweaked).
    Norton System Works 2001

    Warranty/Support 1 Year Parts & Labor for $1349.?
     
  9. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Hmmm..seems pretty reasonable to me!! I'm wondering how much the rack mounted cases go for themselves. I tell you this..they're not making much profit from that..that's for sure!! Probably making a profit of like 200 and thats it!!! Got to be a reason why it's so cheap for a rack mounted portable system like that. Now, any company that specializes in DAW machines knows that one drive doesnt cut it for a system like that. You need two drives. Partitioning the drive does not make it two drives..just makes it one drive working it's ass off. Also, they say any audio card from their list...what audio cards do they have? Again, somethings wrong with that price..it's too low to include and audio card..or are they talking about Soundblasters and like there of? Hell, Echo Audio cards cost around 700 or more..RME cards are around 500..MOTU crads start around 700..etc etc..go to pricewatch.com and research the prices for everything. You could build the system yourself. Another thing, are they selling you the OS or just installing it for you? Is it a legal copy? Things to consider here!!!
    Opus
     
  10. stoneinapond

    stoneinapond Guest

    Sounds to me that what they mean is for the buyer to ADD the price of a soundcard to the computer base price - that makes more sense. And yes, a partitioned drive for audio is bogus.
    Peace
     
  11. twiin

    twiin Guest

    I chose the P3 system with a Creamware Power Sampler sound card for an additional $555. And also requested two hard drives, one 20gig and one 40. How does that sound?
     
  12. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    sounds great!!! Go for it!!!
     
  13. twiin

    twiin Guest

    Thanx!
     

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