upgrading to a Q9550

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by solutionize, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. solutionize

    solutionize Guest

    I have been recording and mixing since 2006 on a AMD Athlon 64 processor 3400+ 2.19GHz, 1.50GB of RAM
    using Cubase SX 3 and I think it's time for a serious upgrade as my mixes are reaching maximum cpu levels :(
    Knowing that Cubase supports multicore core (Quad processing) I chose to go with the Q9550.

    I have been searching like crazy for the past few days to find out which would be the most suitable upgrade for me.

    This is what I think I will be going for, if anyone has got any recommendations or thinks this is layme setup, let me know.

    - Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 LGA775 'Yorkfield' 2.83GHz 12MB-cache (1333FSB) Processor £171.99

    - Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3P Intel P45 (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard £93.99

    - Corsair TX 650W ATX SLi Compliant Power Supply (CMPSU-650TXUK)

    - Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (ST3500418AS) £38.98 X2

    - Corsair XMS2 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 PC2-8500C5 TwinX Dual Channel (TWIN2X4096-8500C5) £55.99

    Total excluding PC case, fans, graphics card which I have already, DVD Drive = £452.94

    The only things I'm not sure are which mobo and what ram (DDR 2 or DDR 3) and what type of fans do i need.

  2. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    Dec 11, 2007
    Scotland, UK
    Big fans: more air, slower speed -> less noise.

    If you read the title of the motherboard you selected, you'll answer your own question ;)

    Also if your old graphics card is AGP, you need a new one. I can't remember precisely but it could well be AGP.
  3. solutionize

    solutionize Guest

    lol, yeah true, nice one.
    the graphics card I have is a NVIDIA GeForce 7300 SE.

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