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Build for Music Production

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by dustyshiv, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. dustyshiv

    dustyshiv

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    Guys,

    I intend to build a system for a friend who will use it solely for his music production(Pro Tools).

    Since memory would be a major player, I intend to go for an X58 setup which provides more bandwidth due to the triple channel feature.
    My current choice is

    CPU: Corei7 950
    MB: Gigabyte X58 UD3R
    RAM: 6Gigs Corsair Dominator
    GPU: Zotac Nvidia GTS450
    PSU: Corsair 650W

    Do u guys think Sandy Bridge architecture is a better bet though it has the dual channel memory feature?

    If so...I would appreciate your suggestions on rig components.

    Thnx,
    Shiv
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    SB would be just fine. In fact, dual-channel tends to have lower latency, which is also very important for the intended purpose.
    Getting an i7-2600k with about 8GB of 1600MHz low latency RAM should yield very good results.
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    If it helps, I have used a few music programs on my setup and so far i haven't run into any problems.

    Programs used.

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    ableton
    fruityloops

    I have tryed a few others to.

    So im sure SB would be perfectly fine.
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Here's a pic to give you an idea of what SB can do:

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