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Bass Ackwards, Need to build CPU with raw cpu power (not for gaming)

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rectifryer

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Well, I am looking at more agressive means of overclocking now as well as upgrading to a SSD and better ram. Cooling is at the center of this issue. Currently I have revised my bios profile to a 3.8 ghz oc which works out real nice with my ram. I will try to push it to 4ghz and see what happens. I suppose I should hold off on the i7 build.

Well I hope you guys are happy. You talked me out of it haha.
 

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last december I built X79 system with 32gb of memory, now I wish I had sprung for the 64gb kit. even with a ocz revo drive, the ramdisk apps are light years faster period. my apps & games start in a blink of a eye! plus all the crap windows makes is cleaned after a reboot.

got some pic's of performance for you; atto is the revo drive, 4GB Z Drive is my Ramdisk which has been expended too 16GB.
 

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rectifryer

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last december I built X79 system with 32gb of memory, now I wish I had sprung for the 64gb kit. even with a ocz revo drive, the ramdisk apps are light years faster period. my apps & games start in a blink of a eye! plus all the crap windows makes is cleaned after a reboot.

got some pic's of performance for you; atto is the revo drive, 4GB Z Drive is my Ramdisk which has been expended too 16GB.
I totally forgot you could do that. Thanks. I also haven't even considered PCI drives yet.
 

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last december I built X79 system with 32gb of memory, now I wish I had sprung for the 64gb kit. even with a ocz revo drive, the ramdisk apps are light years faster period. my apps & games start in a blink of a eye! plus all the crap windows makes is cleaned after a reboot.

got some pic's of performance for you; atto is the revo drive, 4GB Z Drive is my Ramdisk which has been expended too 16GB.
...but is it worth it? My SSD raid does just fine and allowed me to opt for faster memory rather than more. 64gb of memory can get expensive really quick, more so than just buying two SSDs also that is just for DDR3-1333, 64gb of 2133 you're looking at 800 USD or so and that is a ton of money that could buy you just about anything, including a revodrive or SSDs in RAID. 64gb isn't practical, even on X79.

Also using a ram disk requires you to copy off you drive at some point anyways, so you're still stuck waiting for your ram disk to get populated on every boot, and at that point an SSD is just a better option all around. Less wasted time and plenty of speed.

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The speed of the HDD is damn near irrelevant to the OP.
Honestly, a good amount of RAM (with low latency at a decent speed) is *FAR* more important.
Unless the HDD in question is a 'green' 5400RPM drive, all the above suggestions are utterly useless.

16GB @ 1866MHz & CAS 10 or 9, coupled with a 2600K (or a better equivalent) would be best suited for his needs, as a minimum.
All other comments are truly irrelevant.

As a comparison: I've just finished working on a track that has 7 VSTis & 1 SoundFont, & I damn near ran out of memory (of my 16GB, I only had 406MB left). If I was to re-issue something that uses 16 tracks or more, Windows would simply crash due to the dreaded 'out-of-memory' error.
I know this is a specialised field, so my apologies for those missing the point.

Please restrict your replies to something that's useful & specific to the OP's needs.

Today's music PC requires lots of RAM and a fast multi-core CPU - anything else is just an exercise in mental masturbation.
 

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Isn't is back-asswards?

Yeah, I got nothin else.
 
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