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Old 13th September 2012
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$1K Studio Build

I have $1K to spend which does not include monitors, mouse etc, for a recording computer. I have a Digi 002 and Pro Tools, but got rid of my iMacs.

Is it unrealistic to think I can build a PC for $1K that is powerful enough to record music? I'm not asking for top of the line. I have so much random gear, and I have that creative feeling but I can't record any of it.

It's a bit embarrassing that I've been recording music for so long, but now that I'm starting from scratch (no computer), I just cannot figure out what I need.

I can get a hold of a mac pro laptop which is about 2 years old for about $500, but I guess I just have this idea that for $1K I can build a powerful PC which is much better.

Also, I'm sure it is, but can I use other software besides Pro Tools with my Digi 002?

Last edited by sssmear; 13th September 2012 at 05:36 PM.. Reason: mistake
Old 14th September 2012
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🎧 10 years
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=axedyeente-20 $82 Seagate 1 TB 7200RPM HDD

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=axedyeente-20 $150 Gigabyte z77x-UD3H Motherboard

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=axedyeente-20 $216 Core i5 3570K CPU

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=axedyeente-20 $50 Corsair Vengeance LP 2x4GB DDR3 RAM

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=axedyeente-20 $127 Corsair HX650 PSU

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=axedyeente-20 $23 Sony Optiarc DVD Drive

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=axedyeente-20 $44 Antec Three Hundred PC Case

$692 total i think it's possible

edit: with plenty of room for future upgrades.
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