Super n00b in Need of Help

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Post 3+ Months Ago

I'm brand spanking new on these forums and as my Subject indicates I'm quite the n00b. I'm an amateur Sound Engineer and I'm looking to upgrade my computer. I've begun buying lots of Plugins that my processor is not on good terms with. I'm using practically all of my DSP on just one plugin alone, freezing my computer for awhile. I'm using a Laptop, a sony vaio VGN-FS740/w to be exact for anyone who is curious. But I'm looking to get an entirely new computer (I ran PC wizard and can't go much higher on RAM). I'm looking for something with about 2-4 GB of RAM, a processor over 2.0GHz(the faster the better) I have a 500 GB external Hard drive so I'm ok for memory with that. I need at least 2 firewire ports but I can always just get a PCI card. If possible I'd like to spend no more than $400 I don't know if I'm being terribly cheap or not so let me know. You might say "well you know exactly what you want. GO GET IT! DUH!" But the problem is I don't know what fancy shmancy stuff I'm gonna be sauved into getting from a lousy best buy rep. I just need the bare essentials. I just need to be able to install my software and iTunes(to convert from WAV to MP3). It will be used strictly for recording and mixing music, NOTHING ELSE. I don't need the ultimate DVD entertainment Experience or a Gamer's Paradise graphics card. Just a simple powerhouse computer for Recording Music.

Thanks for your Time, Sorry it was a bit lengthy, PLEASE HELP :?: :shock:

-Barrett
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Post 3+ Months Ago

try an alienware or a dell as you can pick a basic model and pick what ram,hdd,os ect you have installed so im sure you can find something in your budget or acer have a few good models coming out
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under $400? thats very low.
what do you mean by plugins? is this hardware or software?

For just basic software and conversion any hardware would be suitable. Plus, computers are not single unit things, they are a collection of parts - I hate it when they are referred to as model numbers (though its a bit different in the laptop area). What do you mean by pc wizard and going higher on ram? that doesnt make any sense. was that some kind of diagnostics on your usage of your laptop or a pc builder web page?

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