Iv’e decided to hold back and get a bit more cash together than I intended to spend, for my PC upgrade. Was hoping to get something in the £400/500 range but…
Currently running through a laptop (intel i3, 6GB RAM) which will do basics but struggles with VST’s, so pretty obvious I need to upgrade, so been doing a bit of research into what I need.
Anyway I have been recommended a HP Z620 Workstation with the following spec…
· Intel Xeon e5-2655 2.40GHz Octa-Core PCU (8 cores, 16 threads)
· 48GB DDR3 ECC RAM
· 128GB SSD
· 1TB HDD
· nVidia Quadro 4000 – Professional Graphics card allows you to run two large monitors which makes sequencing much easier
· Windows 7 Professional Preinstalled
Just wondered if any of you guys have had any experience with these, and think a refurbished model at £780 inc. VAT was a good idea/value. Bear in mind I am hoping to dive right into the world of VST’s (Annoyingly I downloaded 30-day trial versions of Halion Sonic 2, Halion 5 and Groove Agent 4 a couple of weeks ago, but can’t really get the best out of them, should have waited…).
Got 2 cheap but fully working monitors today, so eliminates extra cost.
Also is it easy to reinstall Cubase and updates to a new machine? I started by purchasing 7.5 Artist, but in stages got to Pro 8.5, should I just reinstall the CD and move over the updates?