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Upgrading my DAW - any advice on these bits?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by gazemery, Nov 9, 2004.

  1. gazemery

    gazemery Guest

    My motherboard died this week with a series of blown and leaking caps so it’s time to replace it. As I was never that impressed with the performance of the processor (P4 2400MHz) I'm thinking about going for a more radical upgrade to try and increase my CPU performance as I use a lot of VSTs and was regularly maxing out CPU.

    My below upgrade idea is below, I would be massively appreciative if anyone can suggest any possible conflicts that might occur between the new CPU / board and soundcard that I should look out for, or offer any other suggestions :)

    I'm planning to add:

    Processor:
    MD Athlon 64 3800 Socket 939Pin CPU

    Mainboard:
    ABIT AV8-3rd Eye - ATX - K8T800 Pro
    or MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum, nForce3U, 939, Dual DDR400 8xAGP SATA, Raid (which I've heard is better for audio?)

    Headsink & fan:
    Thermaltake Silent Boost Athlon 3200

    ... whilst keeping the old RAM (1GB of DDR-333MHz PC2700) and graphics card (dual-head ATI 64mb).

    Current OS is Windows XP and the main sequencer I use is Cubase SX2 (soon to be SX3). The soundcard I use is the M-Audio Delta 1010.

    Any suggestions or pointing out possible conflicts that may occur would be much appreciated :)
     
  2. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    I'm not up on these 64 bit systems, but I can tell you that this is a very nice CPU cooler.
     

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