buying a recording computer
I currently have an old (2004, Pentium II, 4GB) desktop computer that's painfully slow to use even to web browse and fairly audible in terms of cooling fans and HDD, and I'd like to get into home recording.
My goal is to buy a used computer with the following four objectives:
first i wanted some personal opinions about a notebook or a normal pc,
maybe some basic specifications i should be specially aware of,
and nothing more, just the basics.
it would be used to record and mix, id like to be able to work without worrying about my computer dying or suddenly stopping.
sorry for my english !
I've got the M-audio fast track USB interface, the accompanying Session software, a Sennheiser e835 (I think), and am about to get a Studio Projects B1.
My computer, however, just died on me. My old laptop, a 4-year-old Vaio, never really ran right and would crash if I tried to work with more than a couple layered tracks. I'm buying a new computer and want to make sure this one will work effectively.
I have studied some aspects i.e. silent factors and what I need for proccessing speed and power etc.
I believe if you build yourself or can find someone to do it for you on the cheap you can save bags of money and that these so called daw computers are a rip off.
Here are specs of one I intend to build please let me know if any of these items are not for a daw system?
And also, are the laptops just as good, that would be nice to take it around with me here or there.
I have a mouse, keyboard, monitor, ext.already. I am going to use the digi 002 rack
I can get a g4 tower, around 700 mb ram, single processor 1.24 and cdr for around $1200
but, if I can get a smokin PC for around the same or less already built..... that would be good to. any legit companys that have some options for that set up? thanks a bunch!