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Are these PC's ok?
Old 8th September 2007
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Are these PC's ok?

Will I have any problems running cubase or protools if I buy these computer?

Buy the HP Pavilion Media Center TV PC (M8100N) and other Desktop Computers at circuitcity.com

Buy the HP Pavilion Media Center TV PC (M-8120-N) and other Desktop Computers at circuitcity.com

I will be installing XP on these.
Old 8th September 2007
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I'd take the quad, format and get all the preload junk of it and load it with XP and feel fine about it..

The only real problem I would see with it is the ability to upgrade is more or less non existent. 1 PCI slot doesn't really help much.

Also the motherboard quality isn't something Id value lol but thats pretty easy to fix if need be.

All in all I would worry too much about it being a HP off the store shelf, I think it'll be just fine.

Last edited by justyntime; 8th September 2007 at 04:37 PM.. Reason: grammar error
Old 8th September 2007
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Whats wrong with the motherboard? Any other models you would recommend? thanks
Old 8th September 2007
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Cheap components put together by the lowest bidder, lack ports for future upgrade (if you ever want to run dual monitores, add an internal audio interface or things as simple as adding USB or firewire ports)
Old 8th September 2007
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Why in the world would you buy a computer and pay for Vista, AND then go and pay for another XP license? It seems to be a waste of time AND money. Speaking of, in a studio, your time is money. Downtime and non-booked hours kill you. Keep it booked, and you'll do ok. Don't book enough because of downtime and you're screwed.

If I am to buy a computer, I either want it to come with no OS, or come with the OS I want.
Old 8th September 2007
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Why in the world would you buy a computer and pay for Vista, AND then go and pay for another XP license? It seems to be a waste of time AND money. Speaking of, in a studio, your time is money. Downtime and non-booked hours kill you. Keep it booked, and you'll do ok. Don't book enough because of downtime and you're screwed.

If I am to buy a computer, I either want it to come with no OS, or come with the OS I want.

Because I already own a copy XP. Not many computers out there today come with XP.
Old 8th September 2007
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I have a PC that came with Vista I didnt want. I wiped it out and installed a pirate copy of XP. I figure the money I paid for the Vista translates over tp my pirate XP so I feel OK with it lol
Old 8th September 2007
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I'd suggest SONICA-X.COM
Old 8th September 2007
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Originally Posted by justyntime View Post
I have a PC that came with Vista I didnt want. I wiped it out and installed a pirate copy of XP. I figure the money I paid for the Vista translates over tp my pirate XP so I feel OK with it lol
While to a degree I agree with you, it's rationalizing, and doesn't make it right. You've got a studio. Treat it professionally and keep stuff legit.
Old 8th September 2007
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These suck and are overpriced!

I can't comment on cubase, but will it run PT... That's a long shot!
Build one yourself or pic the wright parts and let someone else put it together, that's the only way you will have all quality parts.
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