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Help me spec a new music pc

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

  1. spoony77


    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


    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)
    Gigabyte K8N51GMF-9 nForce 6100 Micro ATX (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-042-GI)
    OcUK Value 1GB (2x512MB) PC3200 184pin DDR Memory Dual Channel Kit (MY-004-OK)
    Hitachi Deskstar T7K250 NCQ 160GB SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM (0A31637) (HD-001-HI)
    NEC ND4551 16x16 DVD±RW Dual Layer LabelFlash ReWriter (Black) - OEM (CD-026-NE)
    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty FPS Edition - Retail (SC-032-CL)
    Antec SLK1650B Black Quiet Mini Tower Case - 350W SmartPower PSU (CA-023-AN)

    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.