1100$ Is My Spending Limit, This Is The Custom Computer I'm Buliding 4 Audio

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  1. PHENOMENON

    PHENOMENON Blessed By The Beats..

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  2. PHENOMENON

    PHENOMENON Blessed By The Beats..

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    I don't care about No Hot Video Card....This Computer will have no Internet on it, shit always fucks your PC up some how...so this computer will have no Internet!
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  3. -Marxist-

    -Marxist- wtf r u thinking

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    I Gotta B Honest The Links Don't Really Help Me Help You... It'd Be Useful To Know The Specs.

    Here's A Few Things I Think'll Present A Problem Tho:
    For $90 I Don't Think That Board Will Have More Than 2 RAM Slots.
    So U Buying 4 1GB Chips May End Up Being A Costly Miscalculation. Which Brings Me To - Why 4GB As Apposed 2 Better CPU's?

    The Processor Is Whats Gonna Determine The Load Your Comp Can Handle. Okay, So You'll Have A 4GB Cache (I Think 2) That'll Fill Up Quick N Then Your Processor Overheats & Crash.

    Get 2GB & Get 2 Dual Core CPU's & A Partnering Motherboard, Preferrably Stay Away From Companies In The ASRock Region. & What You'll Have Is One High Capacity Quad Core PC.
    Also Get Atleast 2 HDD, The Western Digitals Good, I'd Copp A Raptor Instead Of A Caviar Tho.

    Video Cards R As Important In Audio Work, Than Anyother (well Minus The Obvious)
    A Good Card Will Let Ya DAW GFX Move Much Zippier & Minimise Possible Glitches When All Ya Plugs R Bringin Those Processors 2 Crunch Time.

    -Blah- My $0.02, I'm Jus Sayin I Could Spend It Much More Efficiently. U Might Wanna Check The Digi User Conference Site, They Buil Some Crazy Comps - & If Digi Can Authorise Them As LE Sufficient, Then Any Native DAW Can Run It.
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  4. auddasea

    auddasea Im'a dope Producer !!

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    Honestly bro..

    You could do a lot better for your budget..

    If I were you id Invest in one of the new dells...
    Dimension E521.. Comes with 1gb ram, Navidea Geforce card, 120 GB hard drive and everything else stock for like 450.00...Processor is AMD 3200+ 2.1GHZ which is actually 2.8 I think in benchmarks compared to intel..Plus AMD is better for audio/graphic applications....upgrade that to a dual core for another 100.00 bux..

    Than you could take what you have left over and go buy 2 more GB ram and a delta1010 audio card ...and prolly even another 120-250 GB hard drive...

    What i would do..
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  5. PHENOMENON

    PHENOMENON Blessed By The Beats..

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    My homeboy who help me build this is like a computer wiz


    I thought this was a hot computer from the way he explain it to me


    now I'm confuse!
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  6. PHENOMENON

    PHENOMENON Blessed By The Beats..

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    MOTHERBOARD SPECS
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    GIGABYTE GA-M55SLI-S4 Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail


    Supported CPU

    CPU Socket Type Socket AM2
    CPU Type Athlon 64 X2 / Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64
    FSB 1000MHz Hyper Transport (2000 MT/s)

    Chipsets
    North Bridge NVIDIA nForce4 SLI


    Memory

    Number of Memory Slots 4×240pin
    Memory Standard DDR2 800
    Maximum Memory Supported 16GB
    Dual Channel Supported Yes


    Expansion Slots

    AGP Slots None
    PCI Express x16 2
    PCI Express x1 3
    PCI Slots 2


    Storage Devices

    PATA 2 x ATA100 up to 4 Devices
    PATA RAID NV RAID 0/1/0+1 JBOD
    SATA 3Gb/s 4
    SATA RAID NV RAID 0/1/0+1 JBOD


    Onboard Video

    Onboard Video Chipset None


    Onboard Audio
    Audio Chipset Realtek ALC850
    Audio Channels 8 Channels


    Onboard LAN
    LAN Chipset Marvell 88E1116
    Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps


    Rear Panel Ports
    PS/2 2
    COM 1
    LPT 1
    USB 4 x USB 2.0
    IEEE 1394 1 x IEEE 1394a
    S/PDIF Out 1x Optical and 1x Coaxial
    Audio Ports 6 Ports

    Onboard USB

    Onboard USB 3 x USB 2.0 connectors support 6 ports


    Onboard 1394
    Onboard 1394 2 x 1394a connectors support 2 ports


    Physical Spec
    Form Factor ATX
    Dimensions 12.0" x 9.6"


    Features
    Power Pin 24 Pin
    Features Due to the limitation of Windows 32-bit operating system, when more than 4GB of physical memory is installed, the actual memory available for the operating system will be less than 4GB; Windows 64-bit operating system doesn't have such limitation
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  7. PHENOMENON

    PHENOMENON Blessed By The Beats..

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    THE AMD CHIP SPECS
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    AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Windsor 2.2GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor - Retail

    Model

    Brand AMD
    Processors Type Desktop
    Series Athlon 64 X2
    Model ADA4200CUBOX


    CPU Socket Type

    CPU Socket Type Socket AM2


    Tech Spec

    Core Windsor
    Multi-Core Dual-Core
    Name Athlon 64 X2 4200+
    Operating Frequency 2.2GHz
    HT 2000MHz
    L1 Cache 128KB+128KB
    L2 Cache 2 x 512KB
    Manufacturing Tech 90 nm
    Vista Ready Yes
    64 bit Support Yes
    Hyper-Transport Support Yes
    Virtualization Technology Support Yes
    Multimedia Instruction MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, 3DNOW! Professional
    Voltage 1.30 V/1.35 V
    Cooling Device Heatsink and Fan included

    Manufacturer Warranty
    Parts 3 years
    Labor 3 years




    That looks like duo to me...*shrugs*
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    RAM STICK SPECS
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    OCZ Platinum Revision 2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

    Model

    Brand OCZ
    Series Platinum Revision 2
    Model OCZ2P800R22GK
    Type 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM

    Tech Spec

    Capacity 2GB (2 x 1GB)
    Speed DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
    Cas Latency 4
    Timing 4-4-4-15
    Voltage 1.9V - 2.1V
    Heat Spreader Yes
    Features Platinum Mirrored XTC Heatspreader
    ATI CrossFire Certified
    OCZ Enhanced Latency Technology
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    PHENOMENON Blessed By The Beats..

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    HARD DRIVE SPECS
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    Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM


    Model
    Brand Western Digital
    Series Caviar SE16
    Model WD2500KS

    Performance
    Interface SATA 3.0Gb/s
    Capacity 250GB
    RPM 7200 RPM
    Cache 16MB
    Average Seek Time 8.9ms
    Average Write Time 10.9ms
    Average Latency 4.2ms

    Physical Spec
    Form Factor 3.5"


    Features
    Features Cool operating temperature - WD hard drives are designed to have the lowest power consumption of any high-capacity, desktop-class hard drive which lowers the operating temperature for enhanced drive reliability.
    Whisper quiet - These highly reliable drives deliver technologically advanced acoustics. With its WhisperDrive and SoftSeek technologies, WD has minimized noise to levels virtually imperceptible to the human ear in home and business environments.
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  10. auddasea

    auddasea Im'a dope Producer !!

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    No doubt its gonna be sick son...
    BUT, all your gonna have is a really strung out cpu when you could have
    a barley strung out cpu, with a new audio card and more ram/better processor/more HDD space and a new soundcard...if you had done it the way me and dude mentioned
    Plus running that sounds like your gonna need a water cooling case haha
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    auddasea Im'a dope Producer !!

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    Get at me on AIM if you want a further break down...

    -Aim = khrImeChIld

    Oh and western digital sucks ass my friend...and whatever you do..do NOT get Windows Vista
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  12. PHENOMENON

    PHENOMENON Blessed By The Beats..

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    4 GB ram = $450.

    I'll give you some leeway on that, seein as how he posted the mobo stats after you posted. That motherboard can run up to 16gb of ram. 4 slots.

    Man . . . WHAT? I don't even know where to begin on that. . 4 GB of ram will "fill up quick"? And I'd like to be directed to the article that shows having less ram will prevent your processor from overheating. They are completely unrelated, although overclocking your ram can cause your ram to overheat, which I don't reccomend overclocking anything when you're going for long term stability.


    OK, I'm gonna assume when you say "2 Dual Core CPU" and "High Capacity Quad Core PC" You mean a motherboard with two processor slots, which are both for dual core processors. While there are dual cpu motherboards, they're for Opteron (AMD, not dual core) and Xeon (Intel, some are dual core, but they're $900 EACH) processors. Intel and AMD have both made quad-core processors, and they both cost about $1000. On top of that, none of the audio applications widely used today can even utilize quad core technology yet.

    Yes, the raptor is better, but at $230 for 150 gigs, its not worth it for a difference thats hardly noticable. Raptors dont even support SATA II yet. When they do, they will kick ass, but the purpose of this computer is audio, and most audio apps load the information into the RAM instead of streaming everything off the HD.

    Man. Video cards 2d technology hasn't changed in YEARS. The only thing that makes a newer video card any more expensive is its 3d processing! NOT 2D. Audio apps (unless you're running vista, but don't get me started on that) DONT RUN IN 3D.
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    Wow, what a piece of shit.

    No offense, man, but seriously? A Dimension? You'd end up spending more adding the ram and hard drives than the whole computer's worth. Aside from that, what else do you know about it? Whats the CAS Latency on the ram? Is it DDR2? Bus speed? These things are important when you're running audio applications. Probably the most important thing to consider outside of CPU.
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    PHENOMENON Blessed By The Beats..

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    Wow theres some really good shit being said here....
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    PHENOMENON Blessed By The Beats..

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    auddasea also I don't need a new sounds card.....I have 2 "MOTU ULTRA LITE" & E-MU 1820

    And the way u talking your going to have me way over my spending limit
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    dude, don't get a dell haha

    i'd listen to what k. walker is saying, but in reality, you've pretty much got the best you're going to get for only $1100

    come back with tripple that and you can get a serious audio PC

    come back with five-six times that can you can get a serious audio mac that will never die, ever
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    That just makes it seem like I got a shitty computer!...lol


    I'm mainly just going to be making beats and doing some vocal tracks...I mean yes I wanna use it for studio use only, but at the same time I don't a have super deck out studio like Puffy got...lol....I just wanna be able to use mad VSTs & Plug-In without my computer acting up..I want it to Run smooth
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    -Marxist- wtf r u thinking

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    Walker, Your Evidently Much More Of An Authority Than I Am Man. Phenomenon - My Apologies For Any Misleading Statements.
    I Appreciate The Corrections U Made K. Atleast I Won't Make The Same Mistakes Again.
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  19. Arcane

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    the comp you've got listed will do that alright as long as you keep it off the net

    once you start getting into higher end plugins on multiple tracks though, you'll notice it starts getting clunky

    i'm about to drop 20K on a mac + PTHD system sometime in the next year, now there's a computer for recording/mixing lol
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  20. doctah

    doctah I know how to do that...

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    <-- doesn't see any reason to pick an AMD over a core2duo at the present time. You might want to go throw a system together w/ an e6400 or e6600 and compare.
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