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Alright, I recently started a local custom computer business. I was contacted today by someone interested in building a PC for music production. I asked him a few questions and this is what I got back.

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Basically (and I'm not a computer person so if state something stupid that is why + I'm at work so I don't have everything in front of me), I currently have an HP Slimline I bought 3 years ago(?) that has 1 gig of ram. It runs Vista Home (I believe). I have Pro Tools 7.4 installed on it. However, I don't use Pro Tools any more because it is not as good for creating. (Better for recording.) So. I use the Pro Tools M-Box for my external interface. I believe I use ASIO sound drivers, but I may also use the ProTools drivers...not sure on that. In terms of recording software I currently use Cockos Reaper. It is a free recording software that is awesome and very, very user friendly. Here is a link to the technical page.

http://www.reaper.fm/technical.php

Everything works fine at the moment but I've just recently purchased a fairly significant sound library that is close to 60 gigs in size and is fairly robust. The link below will show you the specs of the bundle I bought.

http://www.dv247.com/computer-music-...plete-6--67107

I have additional orchestra sound library that I unsuccessful installed on the HP Slimline. It is probably close to the same size (40-70 gigs). I may or may not need to use the following engine to use this sound library. I have spent the time to look into it
http://www.soundsonline.com/PLAY-Sys...irements?sc=11


So...long story short I am interested in building a computer that would not connect to the internet (but maybe could be networked/connected to the existing HP in order to be able to share stuff with the HP that would then connect to the internet) that would only do music.

Not sure if that helps or not. That is part of the reason why I think meeting might be useful.
What kind of system do you think he needs? What struck me funny is that his anemic setup was running things fine. I'm going to meet with him but I need some background info. Anyone know what these types of setups would require?
Oh and does it sound like he's primarily concerned about storage?

Thanks

Edit: looking at the last link shows a quad with 8gb ram and asio to be optimal.
Edited by Phoriver - 4/21/11 at 11:15am
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Big hard drives. Maybe like 3 x 2tb
12GB Ram for encoding
Simple i7 quad nothing special
Decent sound card with ample outputs to his equipment.

That's really it.
    
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