[ddots-l] Re: [ddots-l]

You will be fine with quad core systems.

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  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Mark Brierley 
  To: ddots-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2009 9:24 AM
  Subject: [ddots-l] Re: [ddots-l]


  Thank you for your answer.  That's answered my question brilliantly!

  I'm going to go with a desktop, as per your advice. Just one thing. Is it 
worth getting a quad core q9650 3.0GHZ 12MB processor. I've heard we can't get 
the most out of quad processors at the moment. Is that right or are they the 
best processor to get?

   

  Cheers, Mark

   


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  From: ddots-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:ddots-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of D!J!X!
  Sent: 14 January 2009 19:54
  To: ddots-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: [ddots-l] Re: [ddots-l]

   

  In that case I would put together a desktop which for the same price as the 
laptop or less, could probably include more components or higher-performing 
ones. For example my first daw setup was using my laptop with mostly external 
stuff, drive for audio and sound card/interface. After going fully desktop with 
internal drives and an internal card, the stability and performance 
improvements I've seen, I wouldn't want to go back. Even though that was a few 
years ago, and now laptop components have come a long way, but unless I was 
going mobile recording, or for any other compelling reason, I would get a full 
blown desktop system...But that's just my opinion. If you were to go with a 
laptop, I'd recommend nothing less than a dual core, 2 gb of ram, and 7200 rpm 
hard drive. Becarefull on that 1, though a drive may say it's 7200 for power 
saving features/reasons, they actually do not run at that speed; which is 
something else to keep in mind...I also hear that NVidia cards are better for 
jaws performance, though lucky for me, I use both NVidia and ATI on various 
systems and haven't noticed a difference. NVidia is generally better overall 
anyways, something to keep in mind. But if you do get the laptop then you'd 
have to also get an external firewire drive and sound card (doesn't have to be 
firewire but that is recommended) so you'd have to make sure the laptop comes 
with some or at least 1 firewire port, or get a PCMCIA card with a texas 
instruments firewire chipset, as these are the least troublesome ones. Seeing 
as how the site you are getting these from is an audio site, they might already 
have preconfigured components that'll do the job, but nothing better than 
knowing what to look out for... Of course, these are all my opinions based on 
research and experiences of mine, so it's not something that is set on stone 
lol...But I've been configuring and building systems from scratch since middle 
school, so it's a walk in the park for me... if you need any help/assistance, 
don't be afraid to ask...

   

  HTH, D!J!!X!

   


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  From: ddots-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:ddots-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Mark Brierley
  Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2009 3:52 AM
  To: ddots-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: [ddots-l] Re: [ddots-l]

  It would mainly be in the studio.  Very rarely would I need to take the 
system out.

   


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  From: ddots-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:ddots-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of D!J!X!
  Sent: 14 January 2009 00:47
  To: ddots-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: [ddots-l] Re: [ddots-l]

   

  Will you be doing mobile recordings or mainly in the studio work?

   

  D!J!X!

   

   


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  From: ddots-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:ddots-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Mark Brierley
  Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 6:51 AM
  To: ddots-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: [ddots-l] 

  Hi list

   

  I'm buying a new computer system, and have been looking on www.music-pc.com.  
They have a laptop system which I have configured myself:

   

  Core 2 duo t9300 2.5GHZ 800FSB 6MB

  2GB DDR2 800 so dimm laptop memory x 2 (4GB)

  320GB laptop SATA 7200RPM 16MB

  Express card combo firewire and USB 2.0

  Windows XP Home

   

  Will that be a good system or would you get a desktop everytime? What you 
reckon people?

   

  Thanks in advance

   

  Mark

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