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[Informations] - Choosing a new Professional DAW Machine

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Pidgeon, Sep 19, 2007.

  1. Pidgeon

    Pidgeon Guest

    [Informations] - Choosing a new Professional DAW Machine (CME VX8 controller)

    Hello, I'm going to buy a new PC (serious DAW usage) so that I can run as many VST/plugins I can (EWQL Symphonic Orchestra, EWQL Symphonic Choir, GPO, VSL) without having glitches/fuzz/clicks/noise/etc (lowest latency possible).

    Here are some info:

    PC Usage:

    - DVD Playback (Dolby Digital 5.1/DTS)
    - Gaming (not very much)
    - Track creations using big samples (much)

    What I own/will buy:

    - Windows XP Home Edition 32 Bit SP2
    - Cubase SX3
    - CME VX8 Keyboard
    - Creative Gigaworks S750 7.1 (700W RMS)
    - Creative DDTS-100 decoder

    And here is a configuration I'm thinking about:

    Motherboard: D975XBX2 Intel® 975X LGA775 ATX 200 €
    Processor: INTEL CORE 2 QUAD Q6600 tray STEP G0 240 €
    RAM: OCZ PLATINUM PC2 8000 2048MB 1000MHZ 2*200 €
    Hard Disk: SEAGATE HD BARRACUDA 7200.11_500GB_SATA 300_32MB 2*100 €
    Audio Card: Auzentech X-Meridian 7.1 200 €

    Total 1240 €

    N.B.: regarding the HD, I was thinking about a 500GB+500GB = 1 TB configuration (RAID 0 mode) where samples are stored, plus a 120 GB drive for the OS/Cubase.

    Do you think is a good configuration?

    Do you suggest me something else?

    My budget is around 1200€.

    Thank you!
     
  2. dementedchord

    dementedchord Well-Known Member

    lose the creative labs stuff and the sound card if you really want to do audio with this.... hate to say it but do you wanta play games or do audio???
     
  3. Gib

    Gib Active Member

    make it easy on yourself and get a mac lol
    :lol:

    On a serious note, def take the advice and do not use the soundblaster card. Cool for gaming, Not audio productions.
    Audigy?
    more like Fraudigy. lol
     

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