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06-06-03, 02:50 PM
Soon im gonna start putting together my new box, its gonna be for dj'ing , it will be about a month before i start buying , but i need some part suggestions, im gonna be carrying it to partys and stuff, all its gonna be used for is music dj'ing and editing and playing.

06-06-03, 02:55 PM
Are you using tables/cd decks or all sw?

06-06-03, 03:01 PM
Im using all mp3's off pc.also if yoru asking will i be using stuff like mixers and stuff that are external not software, maybe, probley a turntable.

06-06-03, 03:15 PM
Thinking of this case http://www.so-trickcomputers.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=SFA3WS&Category_Code=C2
good brand?Doesnt sound like a good brand anyone know where to get that case in a better quality brand?

06-06-03, 03:29 PM

06-06-03, 04:02 PM
What about one of those shuttle boxes? They are like a 1/4 the size of a regular system..easier to transport.

06-06-03, 04:06 PM
If you're playing out, I'd definitely go cold-cathode, too.

All you need to worry about is getting a decent soundscard to link to a amp.

What app are you planning on using - your sw mixer?

06-06-03, 05:28 PM
I dont know, but i need hardware suggestions, how are the shuttle's?
If i dont get a shuttle what kinda system should i get for audio mixing and stuff, p4 ?

06-06-03, 07:21 PM
Yeah p4 for sure. AMD has some interesting optimizations for graphics but straight integer math, intel ownz.

I'd go for more than 512 RAM too - stuttering in front of peeps is not so much fun.

Music creation is more taxing than playing back mp3's tho. You should be fine without having to go completely high-end.

A trick - told to me by a friend who uses the pioneer cd decks that also play smart cards: After you set up to play, start each mp3/wav/whateva you are going to play in your set - this will speed up response when you are actually performing.

Don't sweat the case so much. Get something that's easy to carry and looks good. Might also want to think about wireless keyboard/mouse.

Come to think of it, you could do all this with a laptop and an external (USB/FireWire) soundcard...

06-06-03, 07:26 PM
processor-P4 2.66 That should be enough right?
768mb enough memory?
Not sure mobo
Monitor-Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Platinum Ex
Probley case -Here (http://www.so-trickcomputers.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=SFA3WS&Category_Code=C2)
Cheap graphics card
Soundcard-Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Platinum Ex
Harddrive-200gb WD

Any thing i should change? Any otehr suggestions

06-06-03, 07:41 PM
What do you think of the shuttle's ? The nicest shuttle that newegg has is Here (http://www.newegg.com/app/Viewproduct.asp?DEPA=&submit=Go&description=shuttle&searchdepa=0&srchFor=Shuttle%20XPC%20Series%20Silver%20Barbone%20PC%20Intel%20Socket%20478,%20800MHz%20FSB,%20Int el%20865G%20Chipset,%20Model%20SB61G2)
I like it what do you think?Would it be a good dj box? Could a Audigy2 fit in it?
The link wont work right but its on the 3rd page its the one for $345

06-06-03, 08:38 PM
lansens is the shuttle man :) could maybe send him a PM.

06-07-03, 04:31 AM
If you're thinkin' of being "real" serious about DJ'ing?? Here are some links that I "run" to for possible "starter" type Hardware:





Recommended Sound Cards:

(professional card)

(starter card)

Mp3 Utilities:


As for a "box" the shuttle is nice and light with the P4 it should be pretty strong. I myself will be building a custom box (upgrading from my full tower) with something that I found at a hardware store. It's a long black Hardplastic/metal frame case (pretty light too) made to originally store a certain type of Power tool - it's about 4" in Height x 18" in Width x 4' ft in Length. I plan to install/intergrate either two micro-ATX or two full ATX mobo'z. Still planning out the rest of it though very slowly - it's gonna be sweeeet.

Hope this helps...:D


06-07-03, 03:52 PM
Awesome! Thanks for all those thinks !!!

06-07-03, 04:13 PM
Will the card u recommend here http://shop.store.yahoo.com/tracertek/wav19comsoon.html fit in a shuttle lol?

06-07-03, 04:56 PM
Originally posted by Chillinhh
Will the card u recommend here http://shop.store.yahoo.com/tracertek/wav19comsoon.html fit in a shuttle lol?

not really sure, if it does, it will definitely be a "tight" fit. It's as wide as an Audigy1 & 2 or a video card, but I just can't picture the shuttle's inner config for space. PCDJ did promote the shuttle S51 as a good starter kit with a decent card in it. You might want to search the site to see if they are still advertising it - it's been about 4 months since I saw that ad - it was a nice little black case too.

06-07-03, 05:59 PM
Heres the one i want Link (http://www.newegg.com/app/Showimage.asp?image=56-101-219-01.JPG/56-101-219-02.JPG/56-101-219-03.JPG/56-101-219-04.JPG/56-101-219-05.JPG/56-101-219-06.JPG/56-101-219-07.JPG)
It looks like it would fit.

06-07-03, 06:44 PM
I believe it will fit, just making sure that the HDD is installed all the way in so as not to contact that sound card. The wire will definitely have to get re-routed though.


06-08-03, 03:01 AM
I like teh setup of that shuttle it supports the new 800mhz fsb p4 but i like this case better http://www.amselectronics.com/Products/PC_Servers/CF968/CF968L_twin_lg.jpg and there best model doesnt support the 800mhz fsb p4 so im gonna purchase probley the shuttle parts but get the gbox case if its possible.