Music Composition Hardware

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by imported_mikenaz, Aug 15, 2005.

  1. imported_mikenaz

    imported_mikenaz Junior Member

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    My motherboard just took a crap and I'm getting a new one. I'm mainly use my computer for music composition. I was wondering what the best motherboard, cpu, and RAM would be for music composition.

    Current setup:
    MOTHERBOARD: Albatron PX845PEV Pro
    RAM: 512mb pc2700 DDR 333MHz brand: Patriot
    CPU: Intel P4 socket 478
     
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    Budget? If not limited by Budget:

    Dual AMD Opteron 275
    Tyan K8WE
    eVGA 7800GTX
    8GB DDR400 ECC Reg
    12 X 146GB Fujitsu SCSI RAID 50
     
  4. imported_mikenaz

    imported_mikenaz Junior Member

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    Thanks Kensai. That looks like a kick-ass board, but it's a bit more than I need. My budget is between $100 and $200

    I'll be using Cubase SE for composing and Gigastudio3 for sampling. I'm just trying to keep it simple and straight forward for now.

    I'm going to upgrade to 2x512mb ram; I hear good things about dual channel.

    Additional current hardware:
    MIA MIDI sound card
     
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    What's the total budget for CPU + M/B + RAM?
     
  6. imported_mikenaz

    imported_mikenaz Junior Member

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    I'm thinking about keeping my Intel P4 2.4GHz socket 478 cpu and just getting a new motherboard and RAM. My budget is $200, maybe $250 if something looks really good.

    Also, my roommate told me he researched preferred brands of motherboards for musicians and he named Intel, ASUS, and Gigabyte. He didn't get specific though, since he researched this a while back.
     
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    jose Platinum Member

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    P4C800-e and maybe another stick of ram...
     
  8. t0kinl3lunts

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    By the way, if you plan on recording as well you'll want to get the extra ram and a fast hard drive.