I'm looking to build a 'Hack Pro' to use for production with Pro Tools LE/Logic on Leopard...
I study/work in music production and know how it works on that end, but I'm a definite n00b in terms of building a computer.
Needs: Speed/Stability, Firewire, quiet.
Being a student, I don't have a large budget and I'd like to keep the total around $750USD (lower would be even better.)
I can't afford a HUGE supermachine yet, but I hope I can make something powerful enough to get the job done. I've been heavily reading the forums on this site for about a week now and came up with this list:
ASUS 22X DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model DRW-22B1LT
Item #: N82E16827135186
GIGABYTE GA-EP45C-UD3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813128364
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
Item #: N82E16822136073
PNY VCG86512GXWB-OC GeForce 8600 GT 512MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
Item #: N82E16814133250
Western Digital Caviar SE WD800AAJS 80GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
Item #: N82E16822136195
Antec Sonata III 500 Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply
Item #: N82E16811129024
CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-6400C5
Item #: N82E16820145184
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 2.5GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80580Q8300
Item #: N82E16819115207
A few questions as well:
Are all these things compatible?
Would the case/fan/power supply suffice? Do I need another fan?
I'm sure there are other things I'm leaving out... any help at all would be greatly appreciated!