cubase001 wrote:LiteOn iHDS118 18X Internal DVD-ROM
When it comes to optical drives, the only make that I have found over many years that can read and write ALL qualities and makes of discs is Pioneer.
I suggest going for a BluRay burner. I managed to get some 25GB BD discs on special for $1 each, which makes keeping a long-term archive of each completed project on a separate disc quite economical.
cubase001 wrote:16GB 1600MHz DDR3 MEMORY
I would go on the forums for your VSTis and find out what they typically need. With modern large libraries, streaming from disk is the only feasible option, but that 16GB might still be a bit low.
cubase001 wrote:Crucial MX100 512GB SATA 6Gbps SSD (SUPER FAST HARD-DRIVE, 10X FASTER THAN NORMAL HARD-DRIVES, VERY FAST INSTALLING AND LOADING PROGRAMMES, ENCODING/DECODING ETC, )
The preference is always to have separate drives for:
a) OS and programs
c) one or more for libraries.
Also, format b) and c) with 64kB sectors for best speeds and minimal OS overhead.
cubase001 wrote:Corsair CX 430W Fully Wired 80+ Power Supply (RELIABLE QUIET POWER SUPPLY)
I went for the fanless Seasonic 460 Watt X-Series
. One less noise source in the box.