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My new DAW

Discussion in 'Recording' started by fatman, Aug 3, 2005.

  1. fatman

    fatman Guest

    Hi everyone im new here, but not new to recording ive been digitaly recording since i had my old Pentium III computer and a simple computer mic.

    Anyways Im buidling a new 64 bit computer for recording and i bought more stuff to add to my little home studio. Im gona be posting my new setup with pictures and all step by step on this little thread.

    BTW here is the link to my existing home studio I got some samples there and pics of my old setup.

  2. fatman

    fatman Guest

    my current setup


  3. schizojames

    schizojames Active Member

    Feb 15, 2005
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    A little tight on space huh? Know the feeling. My only suggestion is to find a way to get your monitors a little farther apart. Judging from the picture, you may not have any choice in the matter, but try to find a way to move them apart and back, so that your head and the monitors make a larger equilateral triangle.

    Otherwise, good luck with the compy...I built mine two years ago and it still handles 24+(never really needed more) tracks with all kinds of automation, effects, and VSTi's. Sometimes DIY is the only way to go.
  4. fatman

    fatman Guest

    ^ yeah im tight on space...currently i am over hauling my studio room to go adat digital. New computer, new desk, new monitors.
    can't wait to record, i'll post some pics soon!
  5. fatman

    fatman Guest

    here is my new computer that im building
    MoBo = DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D
    Graphics card = GForce 6200 128
    Sound card = VSL 2020
    PSU = VANTEC ION2 460W
    CPU = AMD 64 |3000+ ATHLON 64 939P
    Ram = DDR 512MB X2 400
    DVD burner

    asus vento 3600 case

    installing the 64 bit DFI mobo w/ the AMD 939 venice core processor

    me and the 450 watt PSU

    hooking up the psu and the 200mb samsung SATA II hardrives

    front view of case kinda blurry

    the case box was so big my sister could fit in it!
  6. dedalus

    dedalus Guest

    HEY NOW! Better hope she doesn't read this...

    "What's THAT supposed to mean!"

    "And that's when I shot him your honor..."
  7. schizojames

    schizojames Active Member

    Feb 15, 2005
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    I've been drooling over that Asus case for a while.

    The only question holding me back: is it quiet? With two 120mm fans it seems like it would be, but you never know. So let me know.
    If you have an SPL meter of something common to compare the noise level to, that would really help.
  8. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Distinguished Member

    Apr 7, 2001
    I have two questions:

    One..is indeed the noise levels of the case and where does the beer go? :shock: lol

    Two..what type of snake is that in the cage?! :D

    Opus :D
  9. David French

    David French Distinguished Member

    Jun 19, 2002
    As long as we're scrutinzing photos...

    Something caught my eye and made me curious. The left arm doing the HD install (assumed yours) and your sister's right arm have similar markings at the wrist. What are those?
  10. fatman

    fatman Guest

    ok first things first the case is awesome looking!
    but for me it might have been the wrong choice

    1. the case has two fans 120mm back 80mm on the front intake. Total fans in for the pc is six:
    80mm fan front
    mobo fan
    video card fan
    processor fan
    120mm psu fan
    120mm rear fan
    everything is super quite and barely audible I mean my xbox is louder than this.****edit**** the case is audible and the fan exterior fan is audible but the fans inside are quiet because of the case exterior, the DVD drive is louder than all of them when its spinning

    2. the case is just so big, too big for me. I just bought a new recording desk and the case fits underneath but i can't open the front shield to put in a CD, sux! i had to stand in next to the desk

    3. the case is bassically an old looking chasis on the inside and fancy plastic on the outside.
  11. fatman

    fatman Guest


    the snake in the terriaum is a small python i think. its my sisters shes a zooalogist or whatever. watching it eat rats is awesome.

    second the other guy with the tatoo is my bro-law
    do the math...ok so they got matching tatoos
    which happen to be the 1UP mushroom from
    super mario brothers
  12. McCheese

    McCheese Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2005
    That's awesome.
  13. RandomGuest

    RandomGuest Guest

    Feb 10, 2001
    Hey Fatman,

    LOL very cool case~

    i guess everyone was too busy oogling your case they missed this

    very bad choice for pro audio.

    nforce 4 and pro audio dont mix (pun intended)

  14. fatman

    fatman Guest

    ^ why is that?
  15. RandomGuest

    RandomGuest Guest

    Feb 10, 2001
    HI ,
    do a search for PCIe here and in any other forum


    and yes i have tested that exact mobo

  16. RandomGuest

    RandomGuest Guest

    Feb 10, 2001
    one little note.
    for light duty it will work ok.
    when you upgrade to the dual core AMD then it will be ok.
    (sheer horse power)

  17. fatman

    fatman Guest

    Thanx for the info, I was deffenitely not aware of the strife between PCI and PCIexpress. According the the second site it recomended to have a Gforce 6200 a low end card which I do have!
    Hopefully everything will work out fine I still haven't recieved my soundcard so I haven't recorded yet.
  18. RandomGuest

    RandomGuest Guest

    Feb 10, 2001
    Hey Fatman,

    with AMD and nforce 4 its a no go. regardless of video card.

    the lower powered video card thing only applies the Intel 915/925 chipsets.

    it dont matter what video card you put in an Nforce 4 they are horrible for audio.

  19. fatman

    fatman Guest

    i'll just have to wait and see, i probably can sell the mobo and processor, and get a different one later on
  20. fatman

    fatman Guest

    the finished product

    main desk with speakers

    the asus vento

    the studio, kinda blurry

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