Any computer experts on the forum?

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shadowfax

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« on: August 31, 2019, 01:21:17 PM »
I'm about to buy a new computer and move onto W10, would like to build one, anyone ever done this? got any advice>

ta muchness for any replies.. :)

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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2019, 04:48:22 PM »
Mac.

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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2019, 07:09:46 PM »
Hi kev,

If you have the confidence to build one, then you’re expert enough, for what it’s worth i would say W10 is a stable choice, just avoid overclocking, don’t put any software on that isn’t music related, disable as many non essential services, go for win defender AV...keep away from AVG and all those other tsr’s ...I don’t have an internet connection on mine, i don’t need it...as you probably know max out the ram, superfast ssd and read up about  all the usual performance related stuff in the environment etc....you’ll know all this anyway...

A cracking GPU won’t help much, avoid 32 bit plugins...

Hope this helps..and best of luck with your build.

One more thing...in the long run I’ve always found it pays to buy a new pc with the top level warranty...everything works..the internet is a lonely place when trying to solve a driver/3rd party processor/bios/audio interface issue that caused by some dodgy plugin code...

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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2019, 08:54:24 PM »
@cowparsleyman , how do you move songs onto Dropbox or SoundCloud without internet on your PC? Sorry if this is a stupid question. 😊

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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2019, 09:18:22 PM »
@redrhodie - it’s not a stupid question...i copy the files to a usb stick, and do any transfers from the laptop downstairs... i don’t want to be distracted by  the web when im working, i also prefer google drive as it’s free.

The wifi doesn’t reach the music room, so i go downstairs occasionally to update the AV and check for windows updates.

I just want to be away from it all when I’m making music  😎

I also like the light weight feel of no massive browsing history, nothing but music on it, no cookies, no phishing, bots etc etc. All backed up to an external drive....

I can recommend it.


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« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2019, 09:26:17 PM »
Thanks! That sounds like a good system. Keeps your music PC pretty secure, I bet.




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« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2019, 08:30:05 AM »
Good advice from CPM..I use the same system for uploading songs..never do it from my music puter because it's never on the net..same for downloading updates for Cubase..I do it on my laptop then transfer it to my music puter via a stick..

jury is still out on the buy or build ...it's possible to get a better puter cheaper by self building, but where do i go if it goes wrong?
Ill probably chicken out and buy one again..what  pussy!!! ::)
was hoping someone on the forum had built one and could guide me... :)

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« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2019, 12:03:05 PM »
I would definitely advocate buying one built by a pro

There are so many potential conflicts between hardware and software (especially if you want low audio latency)

I would recommend these guys: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/

You can talk to them about configuring the pc to your exact specs and get advice etc.

For me this is the best compromise between building one yourself or buying one off the shelf (which is usually full of “bloat ware” - software you don’t need that will just hog resources unnecessarily)

 I got my laptop from them in 2012 and it is still going strong
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« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2019, 12:29:17 PM »
Thanks for that contact Paul..gonna look them up..TA!! :)

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« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2019, 11:23:49 PM »
I would recommend these guys: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/
My own laptop was built by these guys. Had it 4 or 5 years now and it's still going strong. Best PC I've ever had, nicely upgradeable, and hasn't let me down.
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« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2019, 08:57:09 AM »
Been in touch and in the config stage at the mo...thanks for all the input guys.. :)

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« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2019, 06:59:48 AM »
@shadowfax

Kev,
Get them to load all your VST's if you can too, saves you time and some can be tricky to get all playing nicely.
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« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2019, 12:32:47 PM »
@shadowfax

Kev,
Get them to load all your VST's if you can too, saves you time and some can be tricky to get all playing nicely.
:-)
neil

Hi , much prefer filling my puter myself..quite enjoy it actually, then I know where everything is..cheers,