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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

    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 Well-Known Member

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

    Pez Active Member

    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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