I upgraded my pc 2 years ago. I looked at what was being sold for daw pc's at music stores on line. I noted the different prices and features. I went to a local computer store to see what the cost would be to have made. My signature shows what I had made. I have a i5 processor and it works fine. I use virtual instruments occasionally and had a third hdd for the sound samples. I recently recorded a drum kit using 8 mic's going to separate tracks without any problems. It cost about $1300.00Cnd. Mounted in a gaming enclosure with a large fan on the side, smaller fan on the front where the sex and hdd are located. It is quiet.
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