dongrammar said:There are many sites that post bargain deals and coupon codes so you can literally cut hundreds off the price of whatever you need. Many of them you earn cashback also (usually 3-5%)
Here's some sites i've found, feel free to add any that i've missed. Remember if you check ebay you can sometimes buy money off vouchers (20-30%) for a few dollars. Dell will usually try to add an upgraded warrenty ontop of your deal so just remove it to get the advertised price! Uk sites will be at the bottom of this page!
http://www.hot-deals.org/ (use a search for this one)
Some money off coupons-
BenL said:When it comes to computers, however much money you put into buying a computer, thats how much you will get out of it. There are no deals, steals, or bargains. If you get a computer for 400 dollars, you bought a bad computer. If you get a computer for 800 dollars, bought an average computer. if you get one for 900 or over you have a nice computer.
How do i know this? What gives me the right to say there are no bargains?
A) I work at a computer store B) i repair and build hundereds of computers over the span of a year
Also Dell computers suck, pass on dells and buy an HP, APPLE OR A GATEWAY
dee2good said:This is what I have. I upgraded the soundcard, and ooohhhhhh, this computer is smooth. Damn, i paid like 1300 for mine!!!
One thing i wish is that i got a bigger hard drive. Some of my vsti's take up an insane amount of space. I wouldn't recommend anything under 500 gigs for a hard drive.
Vdub said:you should just buy a separate external hard drive thats what alot of people do... mine is 250 gigs but you're not really gonna take up that much space, or are you...
the biggest vst's i have are those dang ewql plugins, Ra 14 or somethin like that and Collosus 30 somethin, in which i dont recommend anyone getting any high quality plugins of the sort because they dont leave room for editing they sound like they should be in an actual band or orchestra.. what you want are the cheap sounding soundfonts cause you can edit them to fit your fancy and make them sound however you want
dee2good said:Total I have one 320 gig hardrive (that came with my computer), a 500 gig external, a 250 gig external, and an 80 gig external. Between vstis, complete cd's that i borrow from the library to sample, recorded vocals, and samples ive downloaded online, I've almost filled up all of these, and I think I'm going to be getting a 1000 gig hardrive soon. So i guess depending on what your needs are you may not need that much space, such as if you don't sample, or sample off records, use primarily synths, and don't plan on recording vocals, you could get by with alot less hard drive space.
As far as your statement about high quality vstis, the fact that they sound like they belong in a orchestra is actually what their appeal is to me, I have ew gold symphony and the only thing i don't like about it is that its not platinum symphony! Again, its all in your style of music your trying to make.
I would avoid them for the time being...that's a *lot* of data to lose if you were to experience a crash, and a grossly large storage area when you consider you've got the same access bandwidth...it's like trying to drain a pool with a garden hose. I'd go with more, smaller drives in a RAID0 or RAID5 configuration (RAID5 is safer, but you burn one drive for the parity information). Right now my fileserver is 2x250GB in a RAID0, and that works great. Even better; I have 1Gbps LAN on both my server and Mac, talk about fast backups :-Ddee2good said:I think I'm going to be getting a 1000 gig hardrive soon.
owendolmer said:Or you can save hundreds and build your own.
2 cents as usual