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Hi all. thanks so much for all the Input, suggestions and information. It's been a great help. Here's the master plan. Please feel frr to poke holes in it.
I have a Korg Triton Pro and I plan to buy some software which will give this keyboard the ability to perform the same as the Korg Karma.
For this I need a computer with guts because I also plan to create loops off this keyboard, fly it out to Soundforge or similar then paint the loops into Acid, then do some overdubs and stuff with the Triton/Karma and a few other bits n pieces I have laying around the place. The first step is getting a SoundCard, probably an M-Audio 24/96. then the PC. which will probably be:

AMD 3.8 Dual Core
Asus motherboard [which kind? I dunno]
2 x 160 gig drives
Dual bus Video Card [which model? I dunno]
2 video screens
M-Audio 24/96 Soundcard
Win XP SP 2

I reckon this will work. I'm not sure about the exact Model No. of the Motherboard though, or the exact type of Video Card. Any suggestions?
Once again. thanks.
Regards. .MAWD


cfaalm Thu, 04/13/2006 - 04:49
Hi Mawd, looks like you're on your way.

Videocards can be anything from an ATI X300 to nVIDIA 6200. Lots of models with 2 heads there. The consensus is to not pick a high model, like gamers would. I'd choose a passively cooled model (no fans) to avoid further build up of noise.

You'll just have to know whether it's going to be AGP or PCI-E, which of course depends on your board.

I hope someone else can recommend a board. Also here I'd suggest a passively cooled chipset. You can even take the chipset fan off and install a Zalman chipset cooler instead.