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Thread Good Enough Computer????

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1 Good Enough Computer????
I just ordered a
dimension E510,Intel Pentium DProcessor 930 with Dual Core Technology (3.0 GHz)
* 2GB DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz
* 19 in (19 in viewable) E196FP Flat Panel Display
* 256MB ATI Hyper Memory PCI-Express X16 (DVI/VGA/TV out) Radeon X600 SE
* 250GB SATA II Hard Drive (7200RPM)
* Windows Media Player 10
* Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005,
* 16X DVD-ROM and 16X DVD+/-RW
* Sonic Cineplayer
* Roxio Creator Basic/MyDVD Basic
* X-Fi PCI Sound Card
* Dell A525 Speakers
* Dual TV Tuner with Remote Control

and a 4 year waranty
Sub-Total $1,230.00
Shipping $0.00
Tax $62.55
Total Price $1,292.55

Good enough for recording? rip off?? what mic should i get for acoustic guitar and vocals?(Usb would be nice)
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the computer sounds fine... those SATA harddrives are nice.....
you are going to need a better recording soundcard if you want to achieve semi-decent results. maybe one with a mic pre built in so that you can use a condenser mic for recording vocals and/or guitar.

you will also want some studio monitors as well.
your not done yet....
time to go shopping!!!!
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Yes..forget about the computer store soundcard and get an external USB or Firewire interface from a Music store - you'll be much happier in the end. (along with your monitors and software like Cubase or Sonar). They should also be able to help you with picking the right mics in your price range (make sure you ask about the return policy just in case...) The computer is plenty, you'll be rocking...

Jason Johnston
www.revolutionaudio.ca
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada