one thing that comes to mind is the power adapter being only 300 watts, seems to me the least you would want is 350 and possibly 400 watts. Also not sure how much more it is, but here in the states the difference in price of 256 RAM compared to 512 memory is only about 20-40 dollars so if you can aford an extra 100 dollars to give you an extra 1 gig of RAM then I would go for it.
one other thing to remind you of, the new hyperthread technology is not working correctly for gigastudio, so make sure you disable this feature when you set up your system, should be fixed later in an update.
thank you very much for sharing your knowledge! I think you are totally right, about the RAM (I\'ll get the other 1 gig of RAM later, and just one gig for the moment), and about the tower would \"ANTEC 400W ATX SX1040BII\" be better? Maybe you could suggest a model?
But I don\'t understand what\'s \"new hyper thread technologie\". What is it? And how can I disable it?
Thanks once more,
I have just built a PC using the same ASUS P4P800 (Deluxe) mobo. Before installing GigaStudio I went into the BIOS and disabled hyperthreading. If I remember correctly, it is in the \"Advanced\" section of the BIOS under \"Processor\". Anyway the manual will tell you.
So far GS is running well on this new machine. I have a P4 2.8 GHz (800 MHz FSB) and 2GB of PC3200 Crucial RAM. The HDs are Seagate Barracudas (40GB for programs, 160GB for samples). I bought all the parts from newegg.com.
Before installing GS, I tried out some other programs (eg Kontakt demo) with the hyperthreading still enabled. Now using these same programs after disabling hyperthreading I don\'t notice any significant difference in the level of performance.
The only problem so far has been the DVD drive. I got a cheap read-only drive from Aopen, but this apparently won\'t read all the files from the DVD disks (VSL) (CD-ROMs work OK though). I am going to switch to a SONY DVD drive.
Hey Markus sorry about not replying earlier I\'m actualy out of town on business and had a momment to reply back. I\'m using the Antec Sonata case that I think comes with a 400 Watt supply and is whisper quiet! The thing about hyper-threading that makes it so neat is the fact that it tricks your comp into thinking that it has 2 processors and in return divides the work load on the computer makig multitasking and running several programs at one time much faster. I\'m not familiar with that particular case and power unit you menioned, but ANtec is a solid company and if the price seems right go with it! Good luck!