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ey, so, Im not that much into computers but i love making music, ive been working with music since i was 11, (im 19 now) and I wanna go beyond amateur quality. I wanna build a computer, budget between $500-700, already have two monitors, so everything goes towards the cpu.

Im using programs such as adobe audition, cakewalk, fl studio,photoshop, after effects (my computer is too slow for it)
and plug ins like hypersonic, stonifus, nexus, colossus, nectar, waves, etc.

any ideas, tips and what not? itd be really appreciate it.

Peace
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I might be able to whip something up for you.

If I were you, I'd spend most of my budget on three things: a good CPU, lots of RAM, and a good sound card. What's your setup like now? Are you using headphones or speakers?

EDIT: This probably isn't the right place to post this question. You'll get more responses if you posted this in this section
Edited by YouGotJaked - 8/25/13 at 4:31pm
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Plug-ins are a good candidate for hyper threading and multiple cores, so I'd recommend something like an AMD FX-8350 or an i7-3770K as CPU. Video card is unimportant for most of those applications (after effects is a video editing package, and you're right - it's very demanding). 4 GB RAM minimum, preferably 8GB with a 64-bit version of Windows 7/8.

Your biggest issue is going to be software license costs. Adding up the software that you listed you're looking at $1500+ to buy legitimate software licenses.

Greg
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right now im using a laptop lool, pretty basic, 6gb ram, a6 vision amd @ 2.7.

Im using speakers and i have a fast track c400 as my interface.
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Originally Posted by hammong View Post

Plug-ins are a good candidate for hyper threading and multiple cores, so I'd recommend something like an AMD FX-8350 or an i7-3770K as CPU. Video card is unimportant for most of those applications (after effects is a video editing package, and you're right - it's very demanding). 4 GB RAM minimum, preferably 8GB with a 64-bit version of Windows 7/8.

Your biggest issue is going to be software license costs. Adding up the software that you listed you're looking at $1500+ to buy legitimate software licenses.

Greg

Im using speakers and i have a fast track c400 as my interface.[/quote]well, other than music i also do some video stuff which i cant since my computer would literally die.
when i produce an instrumental i use about 10-25 equalizers for kicks, snares, instruments and my computer takes forever to react sometimes.

same thing for songs.
Edited by Cuevas5287 - 8/25/13 at 4:47pm
post #6 of 8
As long as you're not playing games, you can get by with the on-board Intel integrated video or an AMD APU. $500 should be able to get you a "fast" system for your needs within budget. You don't even need a sound card since you have the FastTrack USB audio interface.

My recommendation is get a cheap Intel Z77 based motherboard (make sure it has integrated video connections), case, a quality 400W PSU, 8GB RAM, i7-3770K CPU, no GPU/video card, a 1TB 7200 RPM WD Blue HDD, a cheap DVD/CD-RW drive, and call it a day.

Greg
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As long as you're not playing games, you can get by with the on-board Intel integrated video or an AMD APU. $500 should be able to get you a "fast" system for your needs within budget. You don't even need a sound card since you have the FastTrack USB audio interface.

My recommendation is get a cheap Intel Z77 based motherboard (make sure it has integrated video connections), case, a quality 400W PSU, 8GB RAM, i7-3770K CPU, no GPU/video card, a 1TB 7200 RPM WD Blue HDD, a cheap DVD/CD-RW drive, and call it a day.

Greg

thanks a lot, will i be able to use it for video? or should i get a proper video card on the side if i wanna do some video stuff? im also tryyyna work with some 3d stuff, last time i did it it took my computer about 14-15 hours to render a 4-5 second animation :s
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