Old 6th November 2003, 21:52   #1
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System Requirements & Quick Opinion

Hey everyone.

I am building a new system to be the automated playlist for my 24/7 shoutcast station.

I am thinking of running SAM2, and I am just wondering your opinions on the minimum system requirements. I couldnt find them on the site, but I also wanted opinions from actual users. I know without asking 256MB ram or above, and I know my OS will be Win 2000...with a minimum processor of 1.3 Duron.

What are your thoughts? I'm trying to get the most bang for my buck. I have about $400 for this whole thing (mobo with onboard video/lan/audio, processor, case, ram). If I get a cheap barebones system with the 1.3GHz Duron and the generic mobo and stuff that would be $150. Add $50 for crucial ram and then $200 for SAM2 and that puts me right at the mark.

What are your thoughts?

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Old 6th November 2003, 22:00   #2
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My radio station machine is a Dell PowerEdge 400SC:
1.2Ghz celeron
.5GB ram
Lots of space (most added by me)
Basic configuration (onboard soundcard/nic)

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In short, your list looks good.

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Old 7th November 2003, 00:51   #5
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Old 7th November 2003, 01:15   #8
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Do you all agree that would be a good setup?


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I say we open an IHOP using Fester's system, then. Who's with me?

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Old 15th November 2003, 14:18   #12
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Well, here's what I ended up getting:

HARDWARE
AMD Athlon XP 2000+
256MB DDR Crucial (gonna upgrade soon to 512)
Giga-Byte Motherboard (on board sound/video/lan)
30GB Maxtor 7200RPM
Mitsumi CDROM
Case with 12cm fans in front and back for cross airflow
Total Cost: $237 (without hard drive)

SOFTWARE
SAM2 (gonna buy today)
Tomass Limiter (GREAT by the way)
Winamp 2
dbPowerAMP
MySQL
Windows 2000

So far, everything has run smooth, except for a crash last night while ripping a CD in dBpowerAMP!

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You already have a better computer than me. Guess I'm gonna have to ride down to Flordia and buy from DJ Killer, maybe I'll get a discount.

[Edit]Where are my manners? Good luck Mark!

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