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DAW FOR ME...$800 BUDGET....WHAT TO DO??

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July 16, 2010 8:27:25 PM

HELLO ALL..MY FIRST POST...so excuse my ignorance!

here is the deal....need to build the best daw for my needs for 800 bucks
I DO NOT GAME...(not sure how much of a difference that makes in terms of the video card)...i just need it for audio...i am upgrading from an old carillon ac-1!

i use m- audio delta 1010 sound card...
also an echo mona card.....(never at the same time)
(no plans to use firewire)
and i'd like to be able to run bigger programs than i can now...
BFD..REASON...

AND IT NEEDS TO BE AS QUIET AS POSSIBLE....

can you help me????

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July 16, 2010 9:37:03 PM
July 16, 2010 9:38:36 PM

Now, if you need a monitor and OS we'll have to adjust that.
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July 16, 2010 11:51:42 PM

why that extreme of a processor, proximon. If he's not gaming or running any other really intense programs he could easily save a few bucks and downgrade to a i5 650, and if he really wanted to, use the built in GPU with an h57 board.
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July 17, 2010 4:04:41 AM

The Wiki on DAW
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_audio_workstation

I don't do any of this myself but the OP does say he wants to be able to run "big programs" and the wiki says fast CPUs are an advantage. That is also my experience from others that have requested similar builds.

I was in a rush earlier and should have included a quieter CPU fan:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Again, if you need to trim down the cost we can do that. Also if more RAM is a priority, we can reduce the processor.
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July 17, 2010 5:09:40 AM

This was for a dude who wanted 4 x displays (ATI SurroundView feature, IGP + Discrete) so less that HD 5550 @ $724AR
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July 17, 2010 4:24:23 PM

I'm just saying from what he had before (and was probably running DAW and other similar programs on it), the jump all the way to a higher end (p55) i7 might not be necessary.

But I do change my mind and say that he needs at least 4 logical cores.
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