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Gotta New Computer

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Doc@BeefyTreats.com, Nov 17, 2003.

  1. Yup,
    Intel 2.6 GHz
    Intel Perl MB w 800 MHz FSB
    512 RAM 400 MHz
    52x32x52 CD Writer
    120 Gig HD Seagate
    sleek-looking black whisper case
    NVIDIA video card 64 mg RAM

    old components that went in:
    20 gig system drive
    60 gig storage drive

    the best part: it's up and running w Pro Toolz!
  2. Pez

    Pez Active Member

    Dec 27, 2002
    Hi Doc,
    I upgraded also in a similar fashion.
    Intel 2.8 GHz
    Asus P4800E Deluxe MB w 800 MHz FSB
    512 Crucial RAM (from the old computer)
    Plextor 24X CD Writer (from the old computer)
    Two 80 Gig Maxtors (from the old computer)
    sleek-looking black case (from the old computer)
    Matrox 450 video card (from the old computer)
    dual monitor display (from the old computer)
    UAD-1 (from the old computer)
    It's great building your own because so many parts can be reused.
    I just ordered a new Zalman heatsink/fan because the stock one is a bit noisy for my tastes.
    I also ordered a CAD M9. I can buy these wholesale through my store so I got it cheap.
    Also had 2 Adam P11 monitors arrive today without their cables. The cable box got sidetracked in the mail. Sure hope they arrive tomorrow so I can hear the Adams.
    the best part: No pro tools ;-)

    I've sold a lot of my old gear to a guy who's setting up a new studio. He's hired me to set up his computer so I've been busy with both his and mine. I just finished tweeking mine yesterday. I'm going to replace a few components to get the noise down but that's about it for my own system.
  3. Doublehelix

    Doublehelix Distinguished Member

    Oct 7, 2001
    So did you guys just swap out the system drives without re-configuring?
  4. Pez

    Pez Active Member

    Dec 27, 2002
    I upgraded from 98SE to XP Pro. I used the backup program in windows to back up my audio programs from my system harddrive to the non-system harddrive. Then I reformated and did a clean install of XP. It was probably a waste of time doing the backup however because the programs needed to be reinstalled anyway. I'm using the same hard drives. I didn't have to touch the other drive and all of my recorded audio that was there remained intact- no problems.

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