Why Steinberg don't made a PERFECT PC for Cubase?

I don’t wanna spend thousand € for buy a powerfull MAC, but i would like a PC Steinberg solution.
I’m a Professional Sound engineer and my PC made only for music (not internet) always crash.
I ask a PC configuration or directly a Steiberg PC for made music with cubase.
Is it impossible?
The only varation could be the audio interface but for the rest a Steiberg pc could be appreciate

Maybe because it’s not their core business. Come on, there’s multiple companies buiding DAW PC’s there.

A lot of company that don’t know nothing about computer music…

a a small handfull who know a lot…

google “pro audio computer” skip the paid ads :smiley:

u mean assembling a customized PC ??? could be ,or suggest , chipsets n components that work with Cubase flawlessly , but i see far ahead , one day Cubase might like become an OS , like Windows , boot 2 Cubase direct n that would likely be it , bt if u r saying they will build the Processor ??? well very unlikely , but i was looking @ them building Hardware audio interfaces with like extreme zero latencies 24 bit / 192 Hz , wit the fastest I/O thunderbolt interface , that i would buy … i know they have some already … but well integrated in to their software … sm :neutral_face:

From the C7 Blurb…

Made for each other: Cubase and HP
Finest software requires finest hardware. That’s why our best software specialists rely on the world’s leading PC hardware manufacturer. Cubase 7 is quality-tested with HP’s professional Z series workstation computers, ensuring highest performance and maximum reliability packed in a rock-solid chassis. Carefully selected components optimized for recording, editing and mixing allow for efficient audio data transfer rates throughout the whole system. Be it the industry-proven Intel XEON processors or the ultra-fast SSD drives, HP Z machines squeeze the best out of Cubase, speeding up your entire studio software environment

But which one?

Carefully selected components optimized for recording, editing and mixing allow for efficient audio data transfer rates throughout the whole system.
yes thats good , would b good 2 know what components , as i belive , Hp dont make M/ boards , Processors n hard disk / SSD/s or even RAM , i could b wrong , i would always go with an Asus M/ board , n would like 2 know , of the make n model Nr/s of the other components , unless this is a tie up between them … But SB should be responsible to let us make a choice of compiling , thier expertise , on the components , so we can choose n implement … but thanks , sm

I’ve build myself again a new one and looking at the specs it wuld cost over 2000 euro’s when bought from a vendor, now it costs me 1350 euros and I know every component by name and model, this is raraly the case when buying complete systems.


I7 3930K with asus P9X79 board, Kingston 32 GB blu SDRAM, SANDISK extreme SSD 120 GB, Geforce GTX 650 Ti, wd 1 TB HDU sata3 + Scyte cooler, coolermaster 620. Overclocking si easy and goes to 4.5Ghz with scyte aircooleer.

LOL dont make me laugh… HP is over priced or under speced if not over priced… and Xeons are no different than desktop processors…

well thats the keyword isnt it? support!
try calling HP dell etc

client:“i am getting pops clicks in my audio”

guy from india named john (Real name unpronoucable): sir your speaker are up too high… or are you eating rice crispies?

Client: my asio meter is pegged but my cpu usage is only 10%
India support: Sir please dont cuss as me i dont know why your asso hurts

:laughing: Thanks, I needed that this morning!

If your a Professional Sound engineer and you can’t build your own PC for sound production your not living the dream. Might be time to move on to another career. Building a PC for the studio is just an extension of what you should already be doing in the studio - researching forums, reading manuals, installing and using software, plugging equipment in, trial and error, common sense, it’s not rocket science.

Have to disagree. Your opinion was true something like 15 years ago, but nowadays we have professional DAW builders (like Scott) who can duild your perfect DAW.

Come on! Do you think a professional sound engineers should be able to build their own EQs and compressors like they had to in '60s? No they shouldn’t! We have professionals to do that … just like we have professional DAW builders.

Yes, I could build my own EQs, compressors, mixing consoles etc, if I had to (used to build them in '80s, when it was cheaper to build your own). I could also write my own DAW software, plugins etc … but fortunately I don’t have to. And I’m not even a professional sound engineer … maybe because I spent my youth on learning how to build audio equipment and how to write computer software … instead of concentrating on sound engineering.

I agree with Jarno. Even though I could do the research and build my own studio PCs, it is a waste of my time, as I can pay someone else to do that. My time is better spent doing the things that only I can do, such as writing my music.

FWIW I don’t do DIY round the house either. :wink:


Why would I go to a professional DAW builder to do what a few hours research in forums, reading Sound On Sound and a bit of experience could achieve for half or even a third the price. Quite often I see people are not prepared to do the easy research they should be doing. After all if your professional you should be professional. But I suppose if its your money and you would rather get a system built thats your choice. But I would rather learn to be self sufficient and buy a Avalon Design Pre or whatever with my savings.

If you are a pro and your time is valued something like $100/hour, it would be extreamly cost-inefficient to spend those few hours doing research, few more to build the DAW, etc.

Why don’t you build your own design?

A few hours of my time is more expensive than the saving I would make. Your time might not be so valuable to you. Your choice.


Obviously I dedicate my whole life, every waking minute, every cent I have, every breath, instead of asking stupid questions in a thread that has already beean answered a hundred times before I actually read, its my life and way more than just a job. My current DAW that I built is an i7 3930K with 64Gb of 1866Mhz ram on a ASUS X79 Sabertooth M/B with W7 64 on a Intel 240 Gb SSD with a UAD-2 Quad. And I built it in 3 hours and its easy. And are you really earning $100 an hour? I saved $3000 for 3 hours work. And its for my music so my time is way more important because I actually own the product.

There are no DAW optimized pc’s… You just need a quiet energy friendly system that is as fast as your wallet allows.