How to Build a powerful computer for audio (DAW)

  flipmodea 18:09 28 Jan 2007

I currently have a pc advent 3 ghz processor
2ghz ddram

and I would like to get info on how I could build a powerful DAW(digital audio workstation) this is a computer dedicated for audio production.
I would like to get similar specs to this computer:

this is the powermac
Suggested configuration
Two 2.66GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon "Woodcrest" processors
1GB memory (667MHz DDR2 fully-buffered DIMM ECC)
NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT graphics with 256MB memory
250GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s 7200-rpm hard drive1
16x double-layer SuperDrive

Also I am not entirely sure if I would want to go with PC or MAC.
Can anybody recommend me any cool info or links on how to build a monster DAW?

My budget is approx £1200.


My specs

CoolerMaster Cavalier 3

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600

250GB Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS x2

430W CoolerMaster eXtreme Power PSU

256MB Connect3D Radeon X550

2GB OCZ Value DDR2 Dual Channel KIT RAM

Foxconn 946GZ7MA-8KRS2H

PLUS A DVD drive mouse etc

I am a pro musician and this lot cost about

£750-00 from CCL

  flipmodea 00:26 29 Jan 2007

that is really cheap,
did you buy it ready made, did you build it yourself?
Where did you purchase the parts?

what do you use for your music production?

Do you use loads of plugin?
Can it handle lots of music software at the same time, (dfh, bfd, gearbox line 6, waves plugins, etc........)?

I would be really interested in building one especially if it will be real cheap.

  flipmodea 00:29 29 Jan 2007

Oh I didn't see. CCL
is that online store based in the UK?

  Taff™ 06:26 29 Jan 2007

click here I would recommend them to anyone. Excellent Customer & Technical support. Very reasonable carriage charges and next day delivery is pretty much standard via City Link.

click here

CCL website

I use Cubase 4 for music production with loads of Vst instruments and lots of plugins. PC was self built and can handle anything I chuck at it.

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