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simaudio says

Alesis IO-26. Don’t recommend it.

Really? I had one of those, thought it was very good. Very solid, good pre amps, well built, great value for money. What’s the main reason you don’t like it ? I would be interested to know.

I now use a Steinberg MR816csx, have done for a couple of years, works really well with Cubase.

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simaudio says

Thank you Very much !!! Really appreciate it :)

No worries :)

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simaudio says
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simaudio says

Nice find Jamie.

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simaudio says

A great story Blue Fox, glad it’s working out for you :) with your top quality music you deserve it. All the best for the future.

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All I know is I’m pretty pleased with this new PC which cost the same price as an FX 8320 motherboard alone. I think people forget that we are all different and our needs are different, even for composing. This computer is perfect for what I am doing at the moment. :)

Great to hear it, thanks for the update :)

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Yep it’s a tricky one? I don’t see why you can’t just change the Motherboard as you suggested but i think that would lead to more unforeseen problems anyway. Is your cpu on the list? Dont forget windows xp 32bit only supports 4GB of ram anyway, you have to go to 64bit windows xp if you want add more ram.
Damn! There’s always something isn’t there? I guess 4GB of ram would be sufficient for now anyway. :)

It’s just a question of getting your head around it really, which is why I think building your own system is easier because your not adding to anything and you can build it exactly how you want it.

If I were you I think the i3 machine might be the best buy right now, you will have to move away from xp someday, it’s all a question of whether your software, plug ins etc are going to work on this machine?

Hope it helps.

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simaudio says

Yep it’s a tricky one? I don’t see why you can’t just change the Motherboard as you suggested but i think that would lead to more unforeseen problems anyway. Is your cpu on the list? Dont forget windows xp 32bit only supports 4GB of ram anyway, you have to go to 64bit windows xp if you want add more ram.

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simaudio says

It would probably work but you might get some issues.

I’d say the best way to go with the ram is…find out what make the motherboard is and then go on that manufactures website and find out what the compatibility is with that motherboard (qualified vendors list) for example; http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/LGA1150/H81M-E/H81_2DIMM_memory_QVL_update.pdf Wait until you can afford it and get two sticks of 8GB ram and make sure they are a matched pair, for example; http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B007TTEHMW/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1_olp?ie=UTF8&qid=1407663167&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=KHX1600C10D3B1K2%2F16G+16GB%288GBx2%29&condition=new

You shouldn’t get any issues then.

4GB should be okay if all you have at the moment is 2GB, it will keep you going, until you can afford to upgrade. You could then sell the 4GB stick on Ebay. Just be careful when handling and changing ram.

What interface do you use? Check to make sure this will work also on win 8.1, is it firewire or usb?

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simaudio says

If you can I would suggest you build your own system. I would go for Intel every time. There’s loads of info online and it’s a lot easier than you think. I’ve built two systems now and I have to say it is so rewarding. My two previous systems were custom builds from well known companies but I was never really satisfied as they always had issues.

Windows 7 64bit pro; http://www.ebuyer.com/259867-windows-7-professional-w-sp1-64-bit-low-cost-packaging-fqc-08289

Rather expensive I know, you can get cheaper versions on Ebay etc but be careful with those as sometimes they are registered to existing or old systems and can be hard to register or verify with Microsoft, If you want to save money then take a risk but it could be a waste if it doesn’t work.

This is a good site to find compatibility ; http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/

Start with 4 GB or 8 GB of ram and you can always upgrade with more when you can afford it, matched pairs are always the best way to go.

A good tutorial; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_56kyib-Ls

Hope it helps

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