Topic: New computer choices

I'm looking at purchasing a new computer.

My interface is FF802 via usb and I use cubase 8.0 with Waves plugins. I also have an MR816 and an Onyx 800R. I use both of these via ADAT to increase my mic inputs as I record bands.

Here's a couple I'm looking at:

https://www.costco.com/.product.100311633.html

https://www.costco.com/Acer-Predator-G3 … 42463.html

Any other suggestions would be welcome. Trying to stay under $1200.

2 (edited by ramses 2017-11-14 22:24:57)

Re: New computer choices

For recording you usually look for a silent pc. Are these silent PC's ? I have my doubts.

How many user data do you have already ?

Do you use virtual instruments ? Superior Drummer 3.x requires already 260GB diskspace alone.

If you record bands then you might require a more portable solution, laptop ?!

You should use a SSD, where at least the Operating System, Programs and sample libraries fit onto.
Something like an Samsung EVO with i.e. 512GB better 1TB.
And then eventually an additional Harddisk of 2-3TB size for user and bulk data ...

You need to plan for backup / recovery:
Internal Backup Disk for speed ... if you would have 1TB SSD and 3TB harddisk, I would take a 4-6 TB internal disk.
And the same size as an external USB 3.1 gen2 disk.
For performing backups I can recommend Macrium Reflect.

BR
Ramses
X10SRi-F, E5-1650v4, Win10Pro20H2, Cub11Pro, UFX+ (v0.9735), XTC, 12Mic, ADI-2 Pro FS R BE

Re: New computer choices

I am also looking for a new desktop computer in Europe.
Would you recommend any ?
I looked here: http://www.silentmaxx.de