Ok. Im going to be building a custom built computer but i dont really know what i need for what i am doing.
My current computer is plenty powerfull but its ment for playing games.. not making music.
I will be doing all types of music with the computer Hip-Hop, Rock, Techno, Game Music, and possibly movie music. I will be dealing with ALOT of samples, and using a good amount of VSTis but i will also be doing my own recording of instruments (strings, guitars, keyboards, etc)
I dont want the computer to be like top of the line but i want to be able to do some good work with it.
I want it to be running WindowsXP. I want it to be dead silent.
-Intel or Athlon?
-Method of cooling? (silent plz)
-how much memory? 512x2?
-whats a good case?
Now about harddrives. What is the best way to set them up? where should i put samples, where should i put the OS, where should i put projects? where should i put the programs?
I have a 120 gig exterior USB harddrive should i use that for samples and project saves?
Cubase will be the main software i will use.