ISO advise for buying a new studio computer. I dont run huge projects but want something relatively future proof ( the machine I am retiring is 10 years old, with windows 7). ( I mainly use Cubase, Reason, and Komplete Ultimate - in addition to the usual RAM, processor, and hard drive requirements I am wanting a quiet tower with 3-4 drive bays, and lots of ports).
I am looking at the latest iteration (R9) of liquid-cooled Dell Alien ware (desk top) (or a heatsinked XPS) The specs look more than adequate for my needs, but I have seen the occasional forum post stating that gaming computers are not so well suited to audio production, looking at specs I can’t see why this would be the case?
( I was about to buy a specced out mac mini, but after a bit of research I am very wary of getting into Catalina, and after adding extra drives via drobo, that ends up being about %40 more expensive).
Can anybody here shed some light on the general pros and cons of buying a gaming computer ( and the specific pros and cons of a CURRENT Alienware) for audio production? I am especially interested in feedback from folks who have done this in the last 6-12 months. Thanks.