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Dual Cpus - Yes/No & With What

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September 29, 2013 11:57:24 AM

i am considering dual cpus for a music computer (music production), & am thinking about dual xeons (if i can run my software - can you run fl studio/cubase with xeons?) or dual e.g. i7-4770k's.

can someone give me some info on if i should do dual cpus for this, & if so, with what hardware?

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September 29, 2013 12:03:53 PM

You can't run dual i7s to my knowledge, that circuitry is available for Xeons only, as far as Intel goes.
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September 29, 2013 12:25:30 PM

can i run fl studio on a xeon operating computer?
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September 29, 2013 2:47:00 PM

marty_mcfly said:
can i run fl studio on a xeon operating computer?


You can do anything you want on a Xeon powered computer, if you want to go workstation/dual CPU that would be the way to go. It would likely be overkill for music production though.
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September 29, 2013 3:36:12 PM

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You can do anything you want on a Xeon powered computer, if you want to go workstation/dual CPU that would be the way to go. It would likely be overkill for music production though.


likely is the keyword there; i run some projects that fill up all 999 patterns & run a lot with a lot of effects simultaneously, i would like some long duration overkill before i have to buy again.

thanks for you help tho, answered my questions so far.

i guess what are the downsides to building a server computer & using it as a "workstation" - less plugs of this, disallowed thats - ?

thanks again tho - i think i might go this route
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September 29, 2013 3:59:38 PM

marty_mcfly said:


likely is the keyword there; i run some projects that fill up all 999 patterns & run a lot with a lot of effects simultaneously, i would like some long duration overkill before i have to buy again.

thanks for you help tho, answered my questions so far.

i guess what are the downsides to building a server computer & using it as a "workstation" - less plugs of this, disallowed thats - ?

thanks again tho - i think i might go this route


The biggest downside is cost...other than that, I don't know of many downsides.
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September 29, 2013 5:13:00 PM

alright, can you recommend some cpu / motherboard combos? i am looking at cpubenchmark.net & comparing 'value' values for the xeon processors, but ##hardware on IRC freenode says to avoid that site - how should i go about choosing some - is there a reliable benchmarking site somewhere?
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September 29, 2013 6:17:04 PM

Not since the days of the Core2Extreme QX4770 Skulltrail platform has Intel had a multi-CPU solution for the consumer market. That's going back many a year...lol
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September 29, 2013 6:29:05 PM

so what - an opeteron?
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