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HP Black Pavilion p6653w for running protools 8
Old 21st December 2010
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HP Black Pavilion p6653w for running protools 8

I have a home studio and I am currently using a PPC MDD 2.25Ghz G4 mac to run PTLE 8.0. I don't have the luxury of having my control room and booth in seperate rooms. My G4 fan is so effing loud, even with pillows and blankets around it, I still here it when I solo tracks.

I'm looking on ebay for a mac mini/imac for around 300-400$ to run with but so far nothing solid. Would a HP Black Pavilion p6653w tower suffice for running this in my home studio? I know people love macs, I do too, but the fan is soooooo loud and I can't afford a new mac. Also, I just bought a new mbox and it came with PTLE 8.0.3 and I can't load it on my G4 due to apple not making any updates for power macs anymore. So, would I be ok with using the HP Black Pavilion p6653w tower?

AMD Athlon II 250 dual-core processor

3.0Ghz, 4000MHz System Bus, 2MB L2 Cache

5GB DDR2 system memory (expandable up to 16GB)

1TB SATA hard drive

LightScribe SuperMulti DVD burner

10/100BaseT Ethernet LAN

ATI Radeon HD 4200 integrated graphics

Windows 7

Now, with Protools 8.0.3 being the only recording software on the computer, would that be enough for recording? I need to make a decision soon and I need to get a new cpu to start recording new projects ASAP!

Thanks in advance...

Last edited by griff71177; 21st December 2010 at 06:34 AM.. Reason: added ot the thread
Old 21st December 2010
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No way to know, unless someone here has one with your exact hardware. Sounds like an expensive gamble to me.
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