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Ben Higgins
post Jan 9 2012, 10:19 AM
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I've been thinking for a while that it's time to replace my old pc. When it decided to not boot up at all 2 days ago when I turn the power on then I definitely knew it was time. It's quite old now and is only very basic spec as well:

Intel Celeron D 3.3ghz
1 GB RAM
143 GB hard Disk
32 Bit
Windows Vista Basic (!) which is the lowest version of a bad OS !

I can only just use Cubase to record on this pc and I had to install Sony Vegas on the downstairs computer because my pc couldn't handle it.

I've asked a local company to suggest something/build something and I'm hoping to get this now:

Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz
8GB RAM
1TB HDD
DVD Writer
Asus G210 512MB DDR3 DVI VGA HDMI PCI-E Graphics Card
Windows 7 Home Premium

They'll deliver, install it and transfer my data onto the other hard drive for me for a very good price.

It's only got to handle Cubase and Vegas.. I'm not a pc gamer so I'm not concerned about graphics. This should make things run a lot better and make recording lessons/editing lessons a lot quicker and easier for me ! I can't wait biggrin.gif

Until then, I can't use my other pc so I can't record anything.. hopefully before the end of the week I'll be up and running again so i'll be able to start a new collab ! cool.gif

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post Jan 9 2012, 11:41 AM
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You're so much more level headed than me when specing things out.

The one in my head that I'm getting the money for has an I7 Intel chip 16 Gig Ram, 120GB SSD OS drive, 1x 1TB Plugin and samples drive, 1x 1tb Audio drive


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post Jan 9 2012, 11:50 AM
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This is great man, may the new machine boost your progress, and stop giving you problems! smile.gif One thing my friend, I would advise multiple hard drives. I have this configuration of hard drives:

- 1 SSD 80GB drive for OS and important apps
- 1 HDD 350GB drive for Cubase audio filesm mp3, and business output files (renders, final versions etc..)
- 1 HDD 750GB drive with 32MB cache for all video files, secondary applications and VST instruments.

This way computer will run quicker, cleaner, and these hard drives don't raise the price that much. You can skip the SSD one, and just use double drives, it's also a great option.


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post Jan 9 2012, 02:08 PM
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Excellent configuration! I would just instead I3 put on Intel I5 2500K- 70 euros more expensive, but you have the configuration for the next 5 years,at least!


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post Jan 9 2012, 02:26 PM
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That sounds great Ben!! I also need an upgrade for my pc!


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post Jan 9 2012, 03:29 PM
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Yeah, I'd agree with the multiple HD suggestion. I assume you have something to back-up your work on?

I read what you said about not being bothered about gaming and all, but I didn't believe it laugh.gif You can pick up a graphics card for around £50 on eBay that'll play a lot of stuff quite well (search for '8800 gtx').


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post Jan 9 2012, 03:31 PM
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Thanks for all the replies smile.gif

I don't have anywhere to back up my work yet, so another Hard Drive might be a good idea wink.gif What sort of thing would you guys recommend ?


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post Jan 9 2012, 04:05 PM
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Awesome news, Ben!! smile.gif I have a 1TB external HD to back up my work.


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post Jan 9 2012, 06:37 PM
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For audio and video production, two hard drives of 7200rpm and 32MB of cache would do the job just nice. I find 350GB+750GB quite enough for the next couple of years, and keeping regular backups or recorder video.


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post Jan 12 2012, 04:19 AM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Jan 9 2012, 10:31 AM) *
Thanks for all the replies smile.gif

I don't have anywhere to back up my work yet, so another Hard Drive might be a good idea wink.gif What sort of thing would you guys recommend ?


I just recently got my PC oddly enough that was Monday the day this all took place...

I say get a secondary drive internal or external. That way you can save everything on to it then when its 8 years down the road you can hot swap the drive to the new PC and pretty much plug and play. Which will leave you right where you were project wise! smile.gif


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post Jan 12 2012, 10:56 AM
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QUOTE (SpaseMoonkey @ Jan 12 2012, 03:19 AM) *
I just recently got my PC oddly enough that was Monday the day this all took place...

I say get a secondary drive internal or external. That way you can save everything on to it then when its 8 years down the road you can hot swap the drive to the new PC and pretty much plug and play. Which will leave you right where you were project wise! smile.gif


Awesome.. we're both upgrading wink.gif


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post Jan 16 2012, 10:00 AM
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The PC is coming today ! Fingers crossed that everything goes well biggrin.gif

Hopefully I'll be able to enjoy slightly faster computer usage from now on cool.gif

P.S. Wouldn't it be great if computer spec was simplified in the future to guitarist names ??

Lower spec pc (no disrespect intended to these guys.. technical ability not the focus, but it does the job)

Kurt Cobain
Keith Richards

Midddle spec pc


John Frusciante
BB King

High spec home/office use

Eddie Van Halen

High tech music production pc:


Michael Angelo Batio

Super high tech Military spec:


Shawn Lane

The future of computing..

Little old lady walks into a pc store -

'I'd like something just to write occasional emails and keep in touch with relatives, store old photos...'

Store person: 'We have just the thing for you here.. can I interest you in a new Michael Angelo Batio ? If your budget allows it, maybe a Shawn Lane might be perfect for your needs...'


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post Jan 16 2012, 12:53 PM
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...no thanks, I'm more of a slow and a long ride....mmm.. Keith Richards laugh.gif

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I'd get 3 SSD's and RAID them up! They Marco Sfogli, Andy James approach.. =)


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