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My first Pro Tools budget rig idea..Need help.

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I'm working on a budget rig to run Pro Tools LE(from what I've been told).
Now, I'm just starting to learn about what will be needed for this kind of system, and all I know is that the interface will be a Digidesign 003, which is firewire supported(I'm assuming that is the "audio input" into the pc) and comes with the PT LE.

I've also read that the software won't run with a 64-bit system...so my thought is why can't he just run XP 32 bit, since all he is going to use this pc for is recording/mixing and some general web browsing.

I've uploaded the 500$ rig i've come up with.
Thoughts?
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You can get better PSUs for the same price i.e. EA500D
I'll have to make more suggestions this afternoon
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usb and fire wire audio interface can be finicky. one thing audio recording eats up is memory so the more the better. also when you get into recording tracks at a high bit rate you need alot of space for each track and remember the back up on another hd. Last one of these I did had an extra hd for saving tracks and a very fast hd for recording. I also used a dedicated pci sound card from maudio. Good luck and remember with recording pc's the silence is the key. you want silent hd, dvd, fans and case. It is not a cheap project. to do it right you will be closer to the $1000 range than the $500 range.
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