I have been a long-time user of Cubase and Wavelab on various Windows OS’s and recently purchased Cubase 11 but need to get a new PC.
My background/ setup:
In the early 2000s I had built my own DAW machine and then it eventually died around 2009/ 2010. Since then I relied on hand-me-down laptops and PCs so have been out of the loop so to speak as to what specs/ interfaces/ ports, etc. to look for that will be compatible for my ancient setup. I currently have an inherited Dell Inspiron, which is running ok but definitely need to upgrade. I have a small project studio and just working on personal projects for now. I am still using my Echo Audiofire 12 interface which is Firewire (which seems to have gone extinct) so I might need an interface upgrade as well. I started researching individual components but got overwhelmed quickly by all the options.
Can I get a decent pre-built PC for around $1000-$1500?
What are some recommendations for CPUs (the last one I built had a Pentium 4 3.2 Ghz - so that’s how long it’s been since I built a machine). I know RAM is important so thinking 16 Gb should be adequate for my needs. Graphics is not a big deal since I’m not a gamer. Quiet machine would be nice because my “studio” is small.
Recommendations appreciated and Thank you for reading.