I spent some time over the last several weeks putting in an upgraded PC for the Studio. I had been running a home build Intel Core i3 530 / 8GB RAM / 120GB SSD that was getting a little long in the tooth for what I was doing with it. Besides daily use, the studio pc does all the edits, both audio and video for the several podcasts that I do weekly. A one hour video podcast was taking up to 3 hours to render in 1080p with the older box. With the new setup, I can render that same file in less than 30 minutes. A worth while investment.
I also installed Windows 8.1 Update on it. The more Microsoft changes Windows 8, the more it is looking like Windows 7 again. It has been working well for me.
Here is the parts list:
Jim’s New Studio Build
Some of you have also asked about the mixer that I use for podcasting. Here it is:
|Alesis MultiMix 8 USB FX|
Let me know if you have any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
Listen to Home Gagdget Geeks to get updates on how it is all running!