[LAU] New workstation | DAW pc

rosea grammostola rosea.grammostola at gmail.com
Fri Sep 3 16:02:58 UTC 2010

On Fri, Sep 3, 2010 at 5:26 PM, rosea grammostola <
rosea.grammostola at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 3, 2010 at 11:48 AM, Danni Coy <danni.coy at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 1) Obviously Sound card and Monitors are most important. Beyond that it
>> depends on the type of task. Softsynths will be typically be CPU limited,
>> Multitrack recording Harddrive IO limited. I would perhaps look at this page
>> for Ardour http://ardour.org/linux_system_requirements which basically
>> says that any modern hardware will be fine.
>> 2) Dual core should be fine, Quad cores will allow you to run more tasks
>> at once. Currently it seems that intel have best low power options with the
>> i3,i5,i7 series. AMD might be worth a lookin if you also want accerated
>> graphics on a budget.
>> 3) I built a system with the Antec P180 case about a 2 years ago. It
>> worked quite well. There may be better options now.
>> 4) Because I have a firewire based audio interface I have been going with
>> Gigabyte Mainboards (TI firewire onboard).
>> 5) Whatever you find a comfortable size to use. I have a 23 " in front of
>> me at the moment and it seems a pretty good size to work with. If you also
>> do a lot of photography or graphic design then I would look at either an
>> IPIS or PVA based monitor IPIS monitors typically start at 1000 dollars.
>> 6) Fans will largely depend on what else you end up doing. Larger fans
>> typically make less noise.
> Is it uberhaubt possible to have a low-power workhorse pc, to save energy?
> Which components are especially important here?

Hmm Dell and Lenovo monitors seems to be good when it comes to this. Dunno
which monitor brands are good for graphics in general though...
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