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adarkmethod
March 20th, 2007, 11:28 PM
by putting together a cheap, but effective new PC for recording, so far here's what i think im gonna go with.

BIOSTAR NF325-A7 Socket 754 NVIDIA nForce3 250 ATX AMD Motherboard

AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice 2.2GHz Socket 754 Processor Model ADA3200AI04BX

Apollo R7000PCI-B3 Radeon 7000 64MB DDR PCI Video Card

G.SKILL Value 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) System Memory Model F1-3200PHU1-1GBNT

Western Digital Caviar SE WD2500JS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

ASUS 16X DVD±R DVD Burner with 12X DVD-RAM Write and LightScribe Black E-IDE/ATAPI Model DRW-1612BL-BK


I have two questions for this community. Does anyone see anything on my list that would have trouble working under ubuntu? and Secondly, got any sugestions for a relatively budget Audio Card that will still be effective for recording guitar?

teet
March 21st, 2007, 12:25 AM
Apollo R7000PCI-B3 Radeon 7000 64MB DDR PCI Video Card

ATI + Linux = Bad
Nvidia + Linux = Good

Buy a Nvidia card and save yourself some trouble

-teet

Edit: For the same price range you could get a Nvidia FX 5200, although this is already an old card. For an extra $15 or so you could probably upgrade to an FX 6200 or higher.

Sammi
March 21st, 2007, 12:53 AM
To all Linux users: STAY AWAY FROM ATI.

Their Linux drivers are really bad. Intel and Nvidia, however, have made excellent drivers for Linux.

maniacmusician
March 21st, 2007, 01:25 AM
by putting together a cheap, but effective new PC for recording, so far here's what i think im gonna go with.

BIOSTAR NF325-A7 Socket 754 NVIDIA nForce3 250 ATX AMD Motherboard

AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice 2.2GHz Socket 754 Processor Model ADA3200AI04BX

Apollo R7000PCI-B3 Radeon 7000 64MB DDR PCI Video Card

G.SKILL Value 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) System Memory Model F1-3200PHU1-1GBNT

Western Digital Caviar SE WD2500JS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

ASUS 16X DVD±R DVD Burner with 12X DVD-RAM Write and LightScribe Black E-IDE/ATAPI Model DRW-1612BL-BK


I have two questions for this community. Does anyone see anything on my list that would have trouble working under ubuntu? and Secondly, got any sugestions for a relatively budget Audio Card that will still be effective for recording guitar?
As others have mentioned. steer away from ATI and buy an Nvidia card.

Also, if you're going to be recording, shouldn't you be buying a sound card as well? For a budget recording solution that sounds decent, I recommend the M-Audio Delta 1010LT (http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_us/Delta1010LT-main.html). MSRP is $250, but it usually goes for around $200, sometimes a little cheaper if you find a good deal.

Enjoy.

jeffc313
March 21st, 2007, 02:28 AM
get yourself a socket 939 and opteron 165. You will be glad.

tehhaxorr
March 21st, 2007, 02:43 AM
I would highly reccomend getting a pair of Genius sound cards. Fully supported in ALSA and work fine. they are bloody cheap too. I have 3 in my recording box. Supports ASISO and works with all of the linux recording apps.

http://www.clickonit.com/item/84471

adarkmethod
March 21st, 2007, 04:23 AM
alright, im looking into the nVidia video cards

and of course i want a better sound card, thats why i asked for suggestions, im not sure what i want and i was hoping for suggestions that others have had good luck with on Linux

maniacmusician
March 21st, 2007, 04:52 AM
sorry, I guess I didn't see that part of your post.

I would go over tehhaxorr's recommendation over mine; I haven't done very much recording in linux yet. the card I pointed out is very full featured, but I'm not sure as to it's support under Linux. I've heard it has good support but I have no experience with it personally.

adarkmethod
March 21st, 2007, 05:26 AM
i'd love to get a Delta 1010 if I can find one cheap, but im looking into what others have suggested

adarkmethod
March 21st, 2007, 06:16 AM
Alright, I'd love if people could tell me what kinds of experience they've had with any of the following Sound Cards/Interfaces using Ubuntu.. or even Windows if thats what you sued them with

E-MU 0404

M-Audio Delta 1010

E-MU 1212

please let me know what software you used them with, what kind of recording you did, how well they worked? any freezing issues, clipping too much?, weird digital skips?

tubasoldier
March 21st, 2007, 06:25 AM
With the advent of the Creative X-FI cards the Creative Soundblaster Audigy has dropped drastically in price. It sounds great and can load soundfonts for wavetable synthesis of midi. I would definitely look into it.

adarkmethod
March 21st, 2007, 08:49 AM
think im gonna go with the Albatron FX5200LP V2.0 GeForce FX5200 128MB DDR AGP 4X/8X Low Profile Video Card

NVIDIA chipset, alright cache. Not like i plan on doing any video editing or anything, and its relatively cheap

maniacmusician
March 22nd, 2007, 01:07 AM
AGP cards really aren't as good as PCI-Express ones...AGP is pretty much dying out.

adarkmethod
March 22nd, 2007, 02:02 AM
well, for only about $10 more theres the ASUS EN6200TC 512/TD/256M GeForce 6200TC 256M (Effective memory 512M) GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video Card

that looks pretty promising

maniacmusician
March 22nd, 2007, 03:15 AM
TC stands for TurboCache; which is not good. Turbo cache will give you a severe hit in performance.

Go with a regluar Geforce or a Geforce *GT.

adarkmethod
March 22nd, 2007, 03:57 AM
what makes AGP bad, and if i have plenty of system memory, why do i mind TurboCache using some of it

mips
March 22nd, 2007, 11:43 AM
Because using system memory is sloooooowwwwwwwwwwwwww

diskotek
March 22nd, 2007, 11:55 AM
i'll have new ram for first, around 512 MB or 1 GB for my loosy laptop

m-audio firewire audiophile
behringer/boehringer rotary bcr 2000

would be nice and easy for me :D

damo21
July 18th, 2007, 03:36 AM
did anyone get the 'm-audio firewire audiophile' working in freebob?

theorganloft
July 18th, 2007, 07:20 PM
Alright, I'd love if people could tell me what kinds of experience they've had with any of the following Sound Cards/Interfaces using Ubuntu.. or even Windows if thats what you sued them with

E-MU 0404

M-Audio Delta 1010

E-MU 1212

please let me know what software you used them with, what kind of recording you did, how well they worked? any freezing issues, clipping too much?, weird digital skips?

I did not like the E-MU or M-audio cards on Linux. I ran into driver problems in my experience. Go with the cards the others suggested. I also like the ECHO MIA MIDI PCI card too. I had good success with it.
I have a current system where I use a Sound Blaster Live for Live recording in a Church and use the mobo (Via) sound card for playback. I get excellent results. I use Audacity with K3B (CD burner) on Ubuntu Studio (Feisty) with excellent results:guitar:

bogr@
July 22nd, 2007, 04:13 AM
I cannot get my eMu 0404 to work under Ubuntu 7.04. So it's either buy a new card, or it's a Linux killer for me. I'm still working on it though...