Hi. I'm planning out my next PC build. I do a lot of home recording. I hope someone can give me a bit of guidance on my next build.
I notice a lot of "gaming" PC configurations here which have video capabilities probably beyond what I need as I don't believe home audio recording requires so much video power. My question is: Is the short answer to just copy the specs of one of the gaming PC build recommendations and just use a much cheaper video card? FYI...I already have all my recording interface/software but my PC is nearly 6 years old and I'm ready to move into the modern era a bit more.
My issue is that I require:
1. Firewire Capability
2. 2 IDE connections (I have several hard drives which I'd like to hook up)
3. 5 Internal Hard Drive slots
CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Desktop Memory Model VS1GB400C3 - Retail
Item #: N82E16820145505 (2 of these, I believe)
Memorex DVD+/R DL DVD burner (IDE)
I've been very, very happy with this PC thus far. Is there sort of a more "modern" version of these components? I'm a bit out of the loop but have done plenty of reading of this bulletin board and other materials. I could use some help in reducing the options.
Thanks so much in advance.
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