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Help me spec a new music pc

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by spoony77, 6 Mar 2006.

  1. spoony77

    Gangster

    Joined: 10 Aug 2005

    Posts: 379

    Hi people

    I've been asked to put together a pc for a friend to use as a music station he wants to make and modify his own music. He has given me a budget of £550 he wants a 19" tft if possible for this price too.
    He doesnt need speakers but a good soundcard and will play no games whatsoever on this machine.
    He needs good audio input capabilities obviously.

    What do you guys reccomend?

    Any advice much appreciated
     
  2. Curio

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 14 Mar 2004

    Posts: 8,026

    Location: Brit in the USA

    You would probably have more luck in the Sound City forum - maybe a kindly Don will move it for you ;)
     
  3. Explicit

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Feb 2006

    Posts: 2,186

    AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Venice 90nm (Socket 939) - Retail (ADA3000BPBOX) (CP-117-AM)
    £98.64
    Gigabyte K8N51GMF-9 nForce 6100 Micro ATX (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-042-GI)
    £52.82
    OcUK Value 1GB (2x512MB) PC3200 184pin DDR Memory Dual Channel Kit (MY-004-OK)
    £46.94
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    £56.34
    NEC ND4551 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer LabelFlash ReWriter (Black) - OEM (CD-026-NE)
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    Antec SLK1650B Black Quiet Mini Tower Case - 350W SmartPower PSU (CA-023-AN)
    £46.94

    Total inc VAT: £475.46

    Unless you want to go down the sempron route, it's tough to get a decent 19" into that budget. Great sound card though. Mobo has onboard graphics.