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Need input on desktop specs for new PC

Postby ChazAldi » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:55 am

I am seriously considering upgrading my PC for my studio. I'd love some input on minimum configurations (CPU, RAM, storage, connectivity, etc.)

I run Windows 10 64 bit, I like to use Reaper as my DAW. I already purchased a new Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 interface (2nd gen) and it seems my 7 year old desktop can't handle it.

Curious if anyone here has purchased a Creation Station from Sweetwater? If so, what do you think?

I'd like to stay close to $1k if possible. No higher than $1.5k

Any constructive input would be appreciated.




Thanks in advance everyone.
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Re: Need input on desktop specs for new PC

Postby Len911 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:21 pm

Chaz, I built mine and my mother's computer, and when my dad needed a newer computer, he bought a reconditioned one from Microcenter, I see there is one in your area. I couldn't build one any less for what he needed. They sell about everything computers
reconditioned, new, pc, mac, build or upgrade your own parts etc.

I did sort of an extreme search,lol, and found these 2. Windows 10 Pro, I7 quad/6core 3.7/4.2 ghz 16 gb ram, 480gb ssd.
http://www.microcenter.com/endeca/Compa ... U9MQ%3D%3D

The above examples are new. the specs in some ways might be overboard, you can always add ram and hd or ssd later. So you could do with less. You don't need an expensive graphics card unless you are gaming, and audio don't require a whole lot, but that depends on how you work, how many instruments and effects you have open at once... The less you go overboard on the computer, the more money you have for software. ;) http://www.microcenter.com/category/429 ... C-Desktops
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Re: Need input on desktop specs for new PC

Postby ChazAldi » Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:16 pm

Thanks Len!
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Re: Need input on desktop specs for new PC

Postby jazzstan » Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:30 am

I have had Pete Brunner of Electronic Music Box in Sherman Oaks, CA do upgrades, setups and custom builds my PC workstations. I've know him for probably some 15 years and trust him completely. He works within my budget and preferences. A total pro. Find him at midiguy dot com.

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