Advice on PC spec music recording and office use

ab1385

Active Member
Hi all -

Sorry, I know there's a lot of this sort of question, but I'm speccing a PC and wanted to check I hadn't put anything stupid in my specification. General use - mainly as an office PC, unlikely to be used for gaming (I have another PC for that, perhaps some very occasional Diablo/Starcraft/light use) but also a bit of amateurish photo editing and some (very amateurish) music recording. In terms of music - mainly recording directly from Piano (Kawai CA99), USB MIDI (same piano) and occasionally guitar (I'll get a proper audio interface for this separately).

It'll be connected to a 4k Monitor, probably Samsung Space 32" - the clever stand works well where it's going above the piano and folding down to be used in front of the piano..

No other high bandwidth uses.

Thanks


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duncfunk

Well-known Member
Music production isn't very intensive unless you're using a load of plugins for mixing so this pc would be fine. I'd strongly recommend going for a Ryzen build though (3600 and B550) for the upgrade potential should you pursue either of your hobbies more seriously.
 

ab1385

Active Member
Thanks - the problem (as I understand it at least) is that Ryzen doesn't include integrated graphics, so it's a significant cost increase - or have I got that wrong?

I also find it difficult to compare Intel with AMD now - what would be the advantage of going with a Ryzen build in this sort of circumstance?

I don't really need dedicated gfx and they're rare as hen's teeth at the moment as well.
 

duncfunk

Well-known Member
Thanks - the problem (as I understand it at least) is that Ryzen doesn't include integrated graphics, so it's a significant cost increase - or have I got that wrong?

I also find it difficult to compare Intel with AMD now - what would be the advantage of going with a Ryzen build in this sort of circumstance?

I don't really need dedicated gfx and they're rare as hen's teeth at the moment as well.
Ah yeah, my bad with the integrated graphics. I should have known this already as I was in the same situation when specing out new machines for college. Ryzen cpu's are better at productivity tasks and you would have upgrade paths to a 5000 series 16 core cpu if desired.
 

sykotik

Distinguished Member
Have you thought about the Nvidia GT 710 , you could use one of these with a ryzen CPU
if all you need is a card that will give a display , then this could be an option :)
 

sykotik

Distinguished Member
NVMe are just an other form of SSD , these are designed to be fitted straight on the motherboard
in a M.2 slot - there are a lot faster then the standard 2.5 SSD's
most newer mobo have M.2 slot ( i say newer - say the past 3/4 years )
 

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