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Recommendations building a new (budgeted) computer from scratch for recording music

Q: Recommendations building a new (budgeted) computer from scratch for recording music

Hi (budgeted) from music a Recommendations new recording building scratch computer for I would like to put together a computer with these software requirements in mind for reason record Intel P AMD Athlon XP at GHz or better multiple cores highly recommended GB RAM or more DVD drive GB free hard disk space Record may use up to GB cache disk space Windows XP SP Vista or later I currently have XP and would do Windows but I really don t care for Vista please don t figure in to the total and yes I will be getting a legal copy I would like to go the cheapest route Recommendations building a new (budgeted) computer from scratch for recording music which I imagine would be building from scratch If I can stay under dollars that s Recommendations building a new (budgeted) computer from scratch for recording music be best although spending a little more for a really nice system that will be good for a few years is favorable I found this as a starting point and would like to know the thoughts from the inside The only additional information I have is I have TB s that are waiting for a home Recommendations building a new (budgeted) computer from scratch for recording music so I m not worried about storage and also the quieter the better as everything helps while recording Thank you very much in advance - Dinvex nbsp

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A: Recommendations building a new (budgeted) computer from scratch for recording music

You can do better with your budget. I recommend this:

AMD Athlon II X2 245 Regor 2.9GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor - $57.99 + free shipping
GIGABYTE GA-MA74GM-S2 AM3\AM2+\AM2 AMD 740G mATX AMD Motherboard - $53.99 ($51.99 with M-Club discount) + variable shipping depending on location
OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit - $75.99 + $0.99 shipping
NZXT Beta EVO Chassis - CS-NT-BETA-EVO - $53.99 + free shipping
SeaSonic SS-300ET Bronze 300W ATX12V V2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - OEM - $39.99 + $8.57 shipping
ASUS Xonar DX PCI-E Sound Card - $79.99 ($59.99 after $20 MIR) + free shipping
Grand Total = ~$380, not considering rebates.
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A:Building A new computer from scratch.

A new copy of Windows will be required.
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So I figured I would start a project and build a computer from scratch. Almost every piece of hardware is brand new. So here is where I ran into trouble: I finally got everything installed, and I turned on my computer to configure some BIOS settings. Keep in mind that even my hard drive is also right out of the box, so of course, I got the drivers to install the hard drive, but what drivers do I install first? The CD-ROM drivers so that I can read the drivers on other CDs, or what? Everytime I try to install either one of them, I get an error, so I tried to install XP, and got yet another error?

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Any help would be appreciated.


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I am confused and getting frustrated.
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A:Building a new computer from scratch and would like some advice

The Q6600 is a waste of money IMO, go with a cheaper and faster dual-core like the E8400.

Also, Zenosincks is right, you don't need a 1200W PSU, although I'd recommend this one, which can be had for about the same price (after rebate) as the VX550 and is much more powerful.

In addition, I recommend a better RAM kit from Crucial or Corsair over the A-DATA kit, unless you're not looking to OC.

Lastly, I recommend the 9800GX2 over two 8800GTs. It will work fine with your motherboard and with the PSU I recommended above.
Zenosincks has covered everything else.
Good luck and let us know how it goes.
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I want to build a computer from scratch and I have some questions:

Question 1:
Does the shape of the case matter to fit the hardware like Main board, motherboard, or all cases produce to fit the hardware?

Question 2:
What are the hardware I should buy? I know RAM, Main Board, Motherboard, Fan, Power supply unit, Processor, Optical drive, Hard drive, Graphic Card is there any others? also please let me know what are the best? like RAM DDR3, 2 GB Graphics, Intel i7 processor, etc.

That's all!
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Right, what is your budget? I can tell you roughly what I would recommend. Also, what are you going to be using the pc for?
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Just my Suggest.........................................


Intel Pentium D 820 2.8GHZ LGA775 Smithfield 800FSB 2X1MB EM64T XD Dual Core Processor Retail Box

Corsair Value Select PC2-4200 1GB 2X512MB DDR2-533 240PIN DIMM Dual Channel Memory

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Antec SLK1650B Black MID-TOWER 3X5.25 5X3.5 ATX12V 350W

This only a suggestion and can modified to suit individual taste as long as it is Black!...............................................
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A:Building first Computer! Suggestions/Recommendations Wanted!

OK that is one awesome build! People do say the the Rosewill PSUs are not very good so you could look for a differnt PSU. I have one myself and it works fine but you are building one mean machine so I would defently get a better one. I will let someone else help you with that. You really don't need the thermal compound or the CPU cooler as the CPU already comes with that. Unless you plan to overclock alot then you won't need it. But those quad cores may put out a lot of heat. I would definetly go with the quad core but the core 2 duo would be alright to. If your not gaming much I don't really see a point in spending that much money on the CPU. Do you really need the floppy drive? Nobody uses those things anymore. Unless you do that is fine but I would get rid of that. As for a video card if your building that much of a good computer I would go with the 8800GTX. That may a little to over the top but you can look at them anyway. Or there is the 8600GT or GTS. That memory will work good. I would look at a differnt case maybe. Something that has better cooling. I do believe that Antec and Thermaltake make good cases. -- GC

Well those are my suggestions.
Good luck with the build!
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A:building a computer for audio recording/editing...

If you change your mind about building a PC,you could think about Mac mini - for about $550 with usb audio interface + Garage band.-
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A:What do I need to build a budgeted computer?

Saving up might, be the way to go... I've rebuilt my computer, but one piece at a time so I don't even know how much it cost anymore lol.

Maybe look for some local stores that will build them to your exact specifications and give you a quote on what it will cost, they're often very helpful as well with any questions.

Motherboards can come with a somewhat decent onboard video and sound, good enough to get you through the day at least so you don't need to go out and buy any video cards that will cost you $100+ or sound cards that I'm not even sure on. Of course your motherboard will have a certain socket for the processor, try not to go with any of the ancient models that are out there. I once had a motherboard failure but I had a socket A processor so I had to get another socket A motherboard, they charged me infinitely for that new board.

I'm going to sleep but I'll be back tomorrow afternoon if you want any clarifications.
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Any suggestions , references....

A:Building Music Production Computer

Rock4MUSIC said:

I have a budget of 500-550. The purpose for this computer is for music production. Ill be using cu base 5, ill be using vsti such as east west, toon track superior drummer,trillian etc. (To give you guys more of a visual) Ill be running windows 7 ultimate 64 bit.
Tomorrow ill look around for parts, prices, I just realize am better off of building my own unit.

As far as the mobo goes. I would like to get .....
500 gig hard drive
Graphics card. (I won't be doing any gaming, cheap one will be neat)
Motherboard (i need fire wire on it)
RAM (4-gigs) ddr2
Case (i need a case with good air flow)

Any suggestions , references....Click to expand...

I'm thinking that without gaming ambitions, the new Intel core i3 CPUs might meet your needs with their integrated graphics. These give pretty decent scores in
the Windows Experience Index, something like 4.9 for Areo, and 5.3 for business and gaming graphics. To the best of my knowledge, the matching H55/ H57 Intel chipset motherboards provide Fire Wire input.

You should first subscribe to Newegg's Email list, so you can grab your parts as they become available on sale.

Here is Intel's list of socket LGA1156 CPUs available at Newegg; 50001157 1051749233&name=LGA 1156

And the matching integrated graphics H55/ H57 boards in the Gigabyte brand; 1070549182 107173338&name=Intel H55/H57 Be sure to pick one with 4 memory sockets. (4 out or 5 do). I have this one;

Please pay no attention to the bad reviews for this product, they were all written by imbeciles claiming, "high technical ability". I don't know squat about computers, and I had one of these systems up and running perfectly, with Windows 7 installed, in about 3 hours.

In fact, I'm hoping Newegg will offer "don't know squat" as a technical ability claim option. That way, I'll be able to check, "don't know squat", and report, "it works perfectly for me, 5 stars"!

Here is a test report done on a few of these boards at Techspot;
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A:Building PC from scratch

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A:Recording Music/Sound From My DVD/computer games/Playstation/etc?

You need a attenuator cable for that, Radio Shack used to sell them. You overloading the microphone input and clipping the audio. A microphone is a low level and the sound out is high level. A Attenuator cable reduces the level.

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A:Building a Comp from scratch

Welcome to TSG.

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A:Building a new rig from a scratch (well almost) - Questions about PSU

Avoid the Phenom CPUs, their performance is pretty abysmal compared to recent AMD offerings and competing Intel ones. I'd recommend the Phenom II X4 920 or 940, whichever you can better afford. Get an AMD 770\780G based motherboard from Gigabyte or ASUS, and an HD 4870 or HD 4890, whichever you can better afford. Avoid dual-GPU solutions for now.

As for your PSU, I recommend either the Corsair 650TX or the PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610, again, whichever you can afford best.
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That sounds great. You dont need the cd with your drivers on it until after the install, it worked for me. Everything looks fine. Should work great.

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bobniborg said:

but do I need recording software?Click to expand...

I keep seeing Audacity being mentioned in the forums as a good and cheap (as in free) audio recorder and editor.
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Welcome to TSF....

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A:Laptop recommendations for music production and hi-res video viewing.

I'm not going to recommend a model, just make a couple of comments. I have a 17" laptop and like the large view on it. I write/perform/produce music as well, so I don't know if I'd put money in a separate laptop soundcard. The cards you mentioned are not pro-level cards... you may want to look into a separate usb sound device from Focusrite, Tascam, or Avid. You can still use the internal card for portability, but for multi-I/O and midi recording and high fidelity you want a good audio interface. Look on,, or other music equipment sites.
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Couple of things to check. Start>Settings>CP>Add/RemovePrograms>WindowsSetup. Scroll down and double click on "Multimedia". Now scroll down and be sure "Sound Recorder" is selected. If not, select it to install it.

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[This message has been edited by bhesson (edited 03-04-2001).]
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Amith said:

Hello Everyone,
Can anyone suggest a very good recording software for recording music played or sung on the computer.Presently,I'm using Cool edit pro & Sound Forge.I need it mainly for Noise reduction & editing.

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A:Need Suggestions for Music Recording Software

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A:What are your sound settings for recording music?

No one records music on their pc's here?
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A:Music Recording (Guitars, voice, etc)

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Hi. While waiting for further suggestions, please see this Wiki page under Recording and Editing
  I had an expensive one i bought but it was for windows xp.

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I would recommend either the Presonus Firebox or the M-Audio Firewire 410. Both of these are firewire, and can be used on both your desktop and laptop, in case you want to go play live at a gig w/ your workstation. They also work perfectly for your home desktop recording studio.

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A:Recording streaming music - microphone picks up sounds in room

I'm sorry, but the recording of streaming music, even music from a radio, is illegal. We won't be able to help you with that.
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I'm gonna be building a computer from scratch. I wondering if you guys know any easy way or way at all to make sure that the motherboard and memory and CPU and video and audio are all compatible with each other (as well as the case). Where should I purchase these products from?

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1GB or ddr ram
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A:Build computer from scratch?


I like to order my parts though They have cpu/motherboard bundles where you can also select compatible memory from a drop down menu. For $9.00 they will even install the CPU and memory on the motherboard and test it. I like to do that as I feel it reduces my chances of needing an RMA.
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Honestly, I'd start by reading a book. While lots of stuff is available online for free...having it all in one place might cause you to read things that you normally wouldn't have otherwise through about.

Perhaps something like this; Upgrading and Repairing PCs (19th Edition) (9780789739544): Scott Mueller: Books
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A:Setting up a computer from scratch.

Please list exactly your Dell model and version of windows. Example Dell XPS 9550, windows 10
If you don't know it, I suggest you enter your service tag number( or use Detect Product) onto the link below.