Hello, I have very little knowledge when it comes to computers & need advice, comments or suggestions on this configuration I'm considering having built. Does this look like a good choice & setup for using mainly GS3, VSL & Sonar??
Issues, compatibility etc??...Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Carl
Asus P4C800-E Deluxe Motherboard:
Form Factor: ATX/Socket 478
Chipset: Intel 875P MCH/Intel ICH5R
Memory Type: PC2100-PC3200 DDR
Max CPU: Pentium 4 EE 3.4
Max Memory: 4gb GB
Memory Slots: 4
# PCI: 5
Onboard Items: USB2/Audio/LAN/1394
Hard Drive Support: 3xUDMA133/4xSATA RAID
Looks very good -- except the onboard audio will probably not be useful to you, and you'd need a decent audio card.
You might also consider two 2-gigabyte computers rather than 1 4-gigabyte computer -- for gigastudio, 2 gigs seems about as much as can be used at present. Also consider how many disks (eg., 3: a 40gig for system, an 80 gig for sonar files and gigapulse, and a 200?? for samples). Also consider noise -- where will the computer be? If close to you, then the power supply should be quiet and you might invest another $30 in a quiet cpu cooler, and pick quiet disk drives.
Thanks gugliel, how goes it? I'm thinking about the 40G Raptor
As for other drives I'm already using ATA 7200's / 40G main/ 5- 120's/ 250/ 300.
The power supply is an Enermax 460W Whisper.
The fan is a Vantec AeroFlow2 P4 VP4-7245 CPU Cooling/ heatsink 4000RPM
Noise level: 35 dB / a Lian-Li PC60 case.
By the way I checked out your music at SC, great writing & compositions, very cool.. Alot of work I imagine having just started with GS3/VSL.
Also the problem I had with the banks switching in Sonar is a bug in GS3V.1 ; after I installed the update it worked fine. Unfortunatley it took about a week to figure that out!..Carl
Last edited by gigafusion; 01-31-2005 at 06:53 AM.