[linux-audio-user] New Machine

Chris grooveman at comcast.net
Fri Mar 21 17:34:01 EST 2003

Thanks everyone for your input.

I have some serious thinking to do here..., and I am absolutely releived 
that it won't take $2k to do this!  (I was under the impression this was 
necessary -- may bad :0)  ).

I may be back again before the credit card is used :0).

Thanks again,


At 05:10 PM 3/18/2003 -0500, you wrote:
>Hi guys! (and gals).
>I am looking into building a new machine, and I want to do some 
>home-studio recording with it.  I was hoping that some of you could lend 
>some of your expert advice.
>It sounds like SCSI is pretty-much a must in these situations, true?  What 
>I was wondering about in particular is if anyone has tried anything like 
>this:  Setting up a machine with an IDE hard drive to hold the system 
>files (say an ata 133 7200 rpm...) and a scsi disk for the dumping ground 
>of the audio programs such as ecasound, audacity or Ardour.  I think I 
>would put the swap partition on the scsi drive as well.  Obviously I am 
>trying to save a little money here, and I am trying to minimize 
>latency.  (I think that somewhere around the $2K mark is my limit.)  I am 
>accustomed to using multitrack analog units, but digital/computer 
>recording is still extremely new to me.
>Any thoughts on this?
>I would also love to hear any suggestions regarding what disks, 
>motherboards, cases and heatsinks people recommend and have had luck with.

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