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I have decided to buy a new PC and heard you can help

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Purrhonda, May 9, 2005.

  1. Purrhonda

    Purrhonda Guest


    I was told you guys can help me buy a new computer.

    To begin with, I've decided to Echo's Layla 3G, which comes with Tracktion.

    I write, sing and play a Martin D35.

    I'm hoping to keep the price under $600, and will only need the tower (I think). We have a Best Buy, Circuit City, and various other computer stores here.

    As far as my computer knowledge, I'm learning, so you'll have to keep it basic.


  2. fontane

    fontane Guest

    if you are looking under $600 - find someone to build you one...

    either case, look for the following MUST HAVES for a PC:
    1 - P4 (no celeron, etc bull $*^t) 2.0+
    2 - 1GB RAM+
    3 - 2 hard drives: OS Hard drive and an audio (both at least 7200rpms)
    4 - 19" monitor

    Immediate Upgrades after purchase:
    1 - Back Up Drive (firewire?)
    2 - More RAM
    3- 2nd 19" Monitor
  3. Big_D

    Big_D Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2004
    Quakertown PA
    Purrhonda, David put your PC thread here.

    (Dead Link Removed)

    Some suggestions have been posted, Check'em out.
  4. David French

    David French Distinguished Member

    Jun 19, 2002
    Wasn't me.
  5. Big_D

    Big_D Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2004
    Quakertown PA
    Oops, sorry David it was Chris. :oops:
  6. eBrown100

    eBrown100 Guest

    I recently purchased a Dell Dimension 3000.
    -P4 3.0ghz (800 front bus)
    -256 DDR Ram
    -80 gig Hard Drive
    -Nothing Special Video/Audio
    -15" Flat Panel Display
    -1 year of tech support
    -CD Rom only
    -$532.00 taxes and s/h

    This system is not quite ready for recording but this is how I plan to upgrade.

    -512 DDR Ram is $29 per stick from TigerDirect.com 1024 DDR Ram is $95 per stick from TigerDirect or $80 on eBay. I plan to go with 2 1-gig sticks from an eBay vendor.

    -Hard Drives are dirt cheap now. You can get 250 gig hard drives for about $110 on eBay. but you my not need that much.

    -I don't think that the video card on this system supports dual monitors but I don't think you'll be needing one anytime soon.

    -DVD Writers are about $50.

    Altogether I'll spend about $800, but this is quite good considering it has a Flat Panel Display. I don't think you can beat it. If you can't live without another flat panel, Tiger Direct has 17" for about $159.00

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