OK, so here's where I'm at right now:
i5-2500K or i7-2600K (budget depending)
8GB or 16GB Corsair DDR3 RAM (budget depending)
Fractal Design Define Mini Case
Corsair CX430v2 PSU
OCZ Agility 3 120GB SSD
Scythe Mugen 3
£555 i5/8GB or £655 i7/16GB...
Gordo, thanks again for the system you suggested for me. I love the case, I hadn't come across that one before - I think it's now my first choice of case.
I guess the SYBA card is for use with the SSD? That model doesn't appear to be available in the UK. Any alternatives? edit* Oh, it's a...
Thanks Gordo, that's absolutely amazing.
I don't need a high spec machine for the kind of audio work that I do, trust me on that. My core2duo actually manages ok. The i7 is more than twice the price of the i3. I may go up to an i5 if my budget allows.
So here's my current SL setup thinking..:
Intel Core i3-2105
CORSAIR 8GB DDR3
Which comes in at £247.91 using Amazon.co.uk, roughly half my budget. So I have about another £250 to spend on HD, Case and cooling. Am I on the right track?
Key factor is stability when running Logic 9. The current consensus is that Snow Leopard is still the preferred option.
If I was to go with Lion then a separate graphics card wouldn't be necessary, could just go for hd3000.
So I am asking what the graphics situation is on Snow Leopard? Is it...
OK, fair enough. A standard starting point seems to be:
Fastest processor I can afford after getting a silenced case and lots of big fans and heatsinks etc.
If I end up going with Snow Leopard then I'll need to factor in a cheap-but-silent graphics card as well? What's...
First post, first computer build of any kind. I've been researching for a few weeks but I am still a little overwhelmed by the amount of possible options. Any help/experience/suggestions massively appreciated.
Silent, silent silent.
Will run Snow Leopard/Logic 9...