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Homemade studio desktop?

Discussion in 'DAW's, Computers & Software' started by somexone75, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. somexone75

    somexone75 Active Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    Southern California
    I'm planning on building a Windows based system to mostly run Sonar 8 producer for audio production in home. I am planning on mostly using it for recording of live instruments and mastering, but I will do a bit of MIDI production too. What would you guys recommend for the CPU, motherboard, Ram, High capacity Hard Drives, case and power supply? I'm looking to build a desktop that won't need to be upgraded in the near future. I'm looking for something that will last...
  2. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Moderator Resource Member

    Mar 20, 2008
    currently Billings
    You are going to have to do some research about what fits your needs. I just made a pretty large post in this same forum about this same subject.

    For Desktops specifically:
    Regarding external storage, you just need to have ports to access it-eSATA, firewire, usb whatever. If you can keep you main recording drive(s) on individual internal ports either IDE or SATA then you are better off. Use your external drives for data transfer or for more permanent storage of projects.

    Interfaces: For desktop computers, some sort of PCIe card is the best option. Firewire will work just fine but you then negate the main advantages of having a desktop. These won't be real cheap but you get what you pay for.

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