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Custom Built PC for Music Production

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September 19, 2010 11:39:33 PM

So I am trying to see if there is a cheaper alternative to a iMac that will give me equal or better performance. My budget is 900-1100 Canadian. Only a few requirements (some of them are obvious i know but i apologize :p ): FAAAAST CPU preferably Intel, 6GB DDR3 RAM, GOOD soundcard at good price, at least 1TB hard drive, 23 inch monitor and a half decent GFX card cause i like to get in the odd game of SC2 ;) 

Thanks in advance,
Jacob
September 20, 2010 12:31:06 AM

Soundcard? Unless you're rocking some sort of high-end analog setup you won't notice a difference. What will it be used for? Do you need a monitor? If not, resolution do you have?
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September 20, 2010 1:47:35 AM

Please provide the model iMac to beat, since a quick peek shows all of them over your budget, in $US.
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September 21, 2010 6:46:00 AM

if mac has it, it can be built cheeper. what software do u use for editing? and if it going too be stuck behind a desk or something u can get a cheap 20$
case...

fans will be the enemy when building a music/video editing computer look for large slow fans too cut down on noise
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