Discussion in 'Recording Computers' started by ims731, Mar 16, 2011.
Has anyone had good experience with AMD system?
If so what components seem to work.
So, no need to spend money on a sound card or video card. Spend that money on more hard drive space!
My motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-MAGPMUD2H (or something like that!). I don't think they make them anymore, but something along those lines works for me. I do everything "in the box" and am heavy on plugins.
AMD is very solid. AMD on Win7 64 16 gig ram is wicked.
Any experience with this brand. I'm really green to AMD.
http://recording.org/content/479-ion-studio-high-end-audio-video.html but I see they are not using AMD in their current lineup. I've read somewhere a while back that the new i7 with win7 was 60% better performance. I may be way off on this and could be totally incorrect.
I also recall that an optimized AMD machine is very stable and its why AMD was a better choice for some production companies.
Looking on PCAudioLabs line-up, whom I recommend for good information, they are also not showing AMD options in their line-up either! You may want to rethink that.
I would take the time to call them ( a custom PC DAW shop) and see why.
PCAudioLabs for us:
When I see "live" attached to anything I instantly think stability. Seeing them being used for those companies, very impressive. My AMD is rock solid and is blazing fast. I was thinking of selling it because I have 4 others here. I got it for running the audioimpressions DVZ Strings that has now dropped off the radar.
Where do you live? Maybe you are interested in a deal?
My apologies to our protocol.
This thing is a beast. But, it is 18 months new. Hardly been used. Loaded with Win 7 pro 64bit and 16 gig. Its a 2.4 with dual video and more. I'd have to look for the specs. It stands up to my new i7 965 so that should tell you something. The RAM is what you are needing so what ever you get, get RAM. If you need more, you can add way more. Bess Win 7 64bit. Make sure your machine has room to improve if needed.
The main thing here for anyone looking at AMD, what I have is very impressive and I have some of the best PC's money can buy to compare it too. AMD is solid.
If you are really sold on AMD, shop around and get an idea on what it will cost. PM me if you are very serious.
12 gig of ram , Motherboard, ATI Radeon HD 2GB vid card, case, 600 watt power supply Memorex CD, DVD Burner, Video capture card.
Plus service warranty. $1800.00 my friends
I just built a new computer which I love... very fast. Spent about $1700 but have to send in the rebates so it will be less. I paid more than I should have on the motherboard, but I needed this computer before I move in 2 weeks, and the mobos for this processor are a pain to get right now. I also got a monitor, so that was about 2 hundo that you could take off if you have one. Also got an 850 watt power supply since they sold out of the 750 I wanted at the time. So you could definitely spend less. i7 2600k, which I plan on overclocking to 4-4.5 ghz since apparently it is very easy (and the k version is unlocked, so it's meant for it). I put Win 7 64 bit, along with all my applications on a 128 gig solid state drive.. the thing FLIES. Especially with the SATA III 6gbs ports on the motherboard. I have another hard drive for storage. So whenever I am working on a music file, I just move the folder to the solid state drive, and move it back when I'm finished.
I work on a lot of different computers and I really like and the Intel core i7. I am currently using an AMD setup but I am getting an new computer next month, you can bet it will be an Intel core i7 and Win 7. Good to talk to you and good luck with all your endeavors.
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