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Re: [ARSCLIST] DAW computer
I'm also wanting to build a PC system and need advise on a motherboard
suitable for video as well as audio. Any suggestions welcome.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Fine" <tflists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 8:13 AM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] DAW computer
It's finally time to upgrade the studio PC. Believe it or not, I've done
well for years with a simple Dell 4100 PIII-800 box, running a
stripped-down version of Win2K. For 2-channel transfers, this has been a
gem of a machine. It will continue to do service in the workshop/machine
But now I want to add some channels and get a new PC before I am forced to
a Vista-only world (you can still get WinXP Pro from most suppliers). I
looked at the options from Sweetwater and from Dell. It seems like the
Dell workstations are a much better value (larger drives, built-in RAID,
better video cards, built-in firewire as an option, etc) when you get into
the $2000 range. Am I missing something about the Sweetwater boxes? What
other PC options are there out there. Please, let's not get into a Mac
jihad here, I'm invested in a PC-based studio and want to stick with it.
Thanks in advance for any/all advice and please excuse the cross-postings.
-- Tom Fine