killer computer for my studio

Discussion in 'Computing' started by dusty, Jan 30, 2003.

  1. dusty

    dusty Guest

    I will need i killer computer for my studio.
    IS better a P4 than the Athlon xp or is better the dual processor from Intel(Xeon)?
    How much Ram i need for open a lot of hungry plug ins?
  2. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    77 Sunset Lane.
    You should ask OPUS about this in the Computing Forum. General consensus; an ASUS MOBO with Intel "Northwood" chips is the top configuration. As much ram as you can get is best. I am running 1 gig of ram. Hop over the Computing Forum and check with the "God Father" of DAW’s , OPUS. He won't steer you wrong! ..... Fats
    Tannoy, Dynaudio, Blue Sky, JBL, Earthworks, Westlake, NS 10's :D , Genelec, Hafler, KRK, and PMC
    Those are good. …………………….. Pick one.
  3. sonicsoundnz

    sonicsoundnz Guest

    I am up in the air about using AMD or Intel. A dual-processor configuration is not necessarily needed. Most programs do not take advantage of the 2 processors. Pro Tools will not recognize the 2nd processor. Emagic Logic is the only program that I know that will take advantage of the dual processors, but I only know this works on the Mac platform. Look for processors that have a high level 2 cache, memory on the processor. My AMD XP processor has for example 384 K of memory on the processor. Higher end processors for the PC, have a cache of 2 MB or more. If you look at Macs, you will see that a majority of them have a high level 2 cache.
  4. gabriel76

    gabriel76 Guest

    I like my Carillon AC-1. I'm running a P4, but I see they now offer Xeon's also.

    Mike G.
  5. lorenzo gerace

    lorenzo gerace Active Member

    Jan 27, 2002
    Originally posted by Sonicsound:

    For the moment, but as PT 6 will be out halfway this year dual CPU support is going to be a reaity (in Digi's words), so if somebody is assembling a new PC for DAW use maybe worth thinking a little ahead and get a dual CPU system that will have power to waste for years, before becoming obsolete; a dual AMD 2800 XP must be something comparable to a TDM system (power-wise), but for a fraction of the price, add a few fast ATA 100 or firewire drives, a healty dose of ram and maybe an IDE controller and you have a killer machine that I think won't impose you limits on power demand (unless you do 150 tracks film mixing ;) ).

    Just my thought


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