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Old 02-09-2013, 05:03 AM   #1
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Default Upcoming PC Upgrade - In Need Of Suggestions.

Hi all,

My 4.5 years old PC kinda died on me,
and it was a limiting DAW back when it worked perfectly so I decided to upgrade my system.
I'm a musician and use the PC as a DAW - for recording, producing etc.

I'm pretty low on funds, so I figured I can stick with my
1. old case
2. PSU(520W)
3. Graphics card(Nvidia 9500GT) [or use intel graphics that will come with the new CPU]
4. Hard Drives
5. Burner, Screens, Keyboard etc...

and just buy a new MotherBoard, CPU, and RAM.
What would you suggest to get for a budget of about 350$-400$ ?
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How did it die?
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Unresolved crackling noise during videos/music playback and during editing music and recording.

I've tested the ram bios hard drives temperatures soundcards and what not...
couldn't find the source... all tests came back fine.

it still works, but I can't get rid of that noise.
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How about the speakers?
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They're fine too
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Have you tested with headphones?

Crackling is almost always a loose connection.
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I tested with good earphones with both the onboard soundcard and my external audio interface
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What are the specification's for this machine and have you tried updating the drivers?
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Here is my current systemand yes my drivers are up to date)
Thanks again for the info man, here's my current system(so you'll guys know exactly what I already have)

PC:
CPU: Intel Core2 Duo E7300 2.66GHz
PSU: Core Elite ATX-520W
M-Board: Gigabyte G31M-S2L
RAM: 2X2GB DDR2 400Mhz
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 9500GT
Hard Drives: Western Digital: 1TB Black(WD1002FAEX), 500GB Green(WD5000AACS), 160GB(WD1600ADFD)
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit

Audio Hardware:
External Audio Interface: PreSonus FireBox
Amplifier: InterM PA-2000a
Mics: Shure SM57 & KSM27
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What's the manufacturer?
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