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Please Review My DAW Before Purchase!

Discussion in 'Recording' started by DJ FADE, May 14, 2005.

  1. DJ FADE

    DJ FADE Guest

    After lots and lots of research, i believe ive come to my conclusions and have pieced together what i think is a great machine to use for pro tools le. i think ive done pretty well, but i know that there are many more people out there who are much more knowledgable than myself and have much more experience. so please review, critique, modify, or give me the thumbs up on this system! im pretty sure everything is compatible, but a quick verification would be greatly appreciated. thanks soo much. here's the specs, along with the links to the parts.


    Case: ASPIRE X-Dreamer II ATXB4KLW-BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 350W Power Supply – Retail - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16811144026

    Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-K8NS Ultra-939 Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce3 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard – Retail - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16813128263

    Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3500+ ClawHammer/Hammer 1GHz FSB 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor – Retail - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16819103514

    Memory: CORSAIR XMS 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory – Retail - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16820145450

    Video Card: GIGABYTE GV-R925128D Radeon 9250 128MB 128-bit DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card – Retail - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814125153

    DVD: Pioneer DVR-109 Black IDE DVD Burner - OEM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827129161

    Cooling: ZALMAN CNPS7000B-AlCu LED 2 Ball Blue LED Light Cooling Fan – Retail - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835118118

    Cooling 2: VANTEC SF6025L 60mm 2 Ball Cooling Fan - Retail (x2) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811999601

    Hard Drive 1: Western Digital - Western Digital 40G ATA100 7200 PRM

    Hard Drives 2-3: Western Digital 160GB WD1600JDRTL Serial ATA (SATA/150) 8MB - Retail Hard Drive Kit - http://www.shop2.outpost.com/product/3868547

    Accessories: Microsoft 2-Tone Wireless Wireless Optical Desktop Combo – Retail - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16823109146
  2. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    everything looks good other than the power supply.

    either replace it or buy an antec case with power supply.
    the included 380 with the Sonata case will work, a 430 would be even better.

    Antec, Seasonic, Coolmax (140mm fan), Vantec are some that are quiet and of quality.
    Coolmax even has a 480w fanless
  3. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    The Nexus and Enermax power supplies are also quite good.

    Do you care about computer noise? If so, I'd rethink the 60 MM fan, the case, and the hard drives (Seagate Barracuda).

    Also, be sure that the Zalman heatsink will fit. It's big.
  4. itchy

    itchy Guest

    i have an antec sonata with a very similar setup to yours (3200+ instead of 3500+, and only one hd), but the sonata has worked great for me.
  5. DJ FADE

    DJ FADE Guest

    thanks for all the replies everyone. computer noise isnt much of an issue to me, anything is going to be an improvement from my noise factory of a computer that i have now. and all of the recording will be done in another room, so the noise from the computer will not impact that. and ill be fine during tracking. your comments have made me second guess the case/power supply though. to Scott from ADK, did you recommend changing the power supply because it's not big enough, or because the quality of the brand is not as good? because i could go with a case such as: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811144123 which is roughly the same case, with a larger power supply. let me know..

    and another quick question, am i going to need to purchase the ata/sata cables to hook up the drives, or will they be included with the different parts..?

    thanks again.

    SONICA-X Guest

    What about the new Venice core on the 3500+?

    Guy Cefalu
  7. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    Cables generally come with the MOBO.
  8. DJ FADE

    DJ FADE Guest

    david, do you think the motherboard will come with both the ata and the sata cables? if not, i guess i could always just run to a local computer store.

    did anyone else have any input on the power supply?

    thanks again
  9. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    You should be able to find out by looking at the pics on newegg or reading the product description.
  10. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    yeah man! FYI OCed 1 to 2.8G with air cooling very stable.


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