What would be the components for a giga pc that will actually work??? I can spend 1500
I would like to know which, mobo, memory, hd, soundcard, processor, would you recommend?
I\'ve heard sonar is the sequencer to go with, so i have that part figured out.
Concerning the harddisks you should go for Western Digital Caviar Special Edition Harddisks. I have two 120 GB harddisks at the raid connectors of my motherboard, both harddisks set to master for optimum performance.
If you want sequencer on same pc as giga this a is a tried and proven set up. Mobo Asus P4C800 deluxe , 1.5-2.gig ram DDR 3200(use kingston or corsiar), Seagate SATA 80 gig and 120 gig,(these are wisper quiet) audio card Echo Mia Midi, Processor 2.4 (or 2.8) with Hyperthreading technology and 800 FSB. (although it seems on giga you need to turn hypertreading off until a newer update fixes the issue. I use the Antec Sonata case and it is really quiet! (all this and video card is under 1k on pricegrabber dot com and still have money for sonar)
Asus MB - (They\'re fanless.)
Name brand RAM - PC3200
Radeon 9200 - no fan
Fortron Power - quiet
Seagate ATA-IV or ATA-V HD - quiet
Thermalright SLK900 or Zalman 6500/6000 Cu heatsink
Take your pick between AMD and Intel - both work fine.
And for a low-cost soundcard:
Echo MIA or MIA MIDI - balanced I/O - 4 virtual output pairs
Long enough cables to get the sucker out of the room. In that case a shuttle or small rack mount PC would be cool.