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Build for Music Production

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#1
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
 
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#2
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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#3
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.

Reason
ableton
fruityloops

I have tryed a few others to.

So im sure SB would be perfectly fine.
 

cadaveca

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#4
Here's a pic to give you an idea of what SB can do:

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