E8400 vs. 9850/9950 Black Edition - Recording Computer Tags: CPUs Western Digital Computer Product Last response: April 17, 2009 3:49 PM in CPUs Share formula428 April 16, 2009 6:02:43 AM This computer is being built for studio recording & gaming. What should I get...(and price is a consideration too): E8400 + EP45-UD3R mobo for $265 or 9850 B/E + MA790X-UD4P for $200 or 9950 B/E + MA790X-UD4P for $220 Other parts are: eVGA 9800GTX card G.Skill 2x2GB 1066DDR2 WD 640GB SE16 HDD 500W Rosewill v2.01 PS More about : e8400 9850 9950 black edition recording computer stridervm April 16, 2009 6:11:14 AM Change the 9850/9950 to a Phenom 2 X3 or X4. AKM880 April 16, 2009 6:16:42 AM + 1, weren't those original Phenoms like the 9950 bad overclockers and CPUs? Related resources intel i5 4590 vs amd fx 8320 black edition - Forum Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB vs x2 XFX Radeon HD 5970 Black Edition 2 GB - Forum Xeon VS i5k for Recording/Gaming/Streaming/Editing - Forum AMD FX 6300 vs Phenom IIx6 1090T black edition - Forum AMD black edition vs normal - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer gkay09 a b à CPUs April 16, 2009 7:23:36 AM ^+1 Change the old Phenom to newer X3 or X4... P II X3 + MA790X-UD4P for $240 Or even this... 1. AMD Phenom II X4 920 2.8GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor Model HDX920XCGIBOX - Retail 2. GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail Combo Price: $253.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Ravenica April 16, 2009 10:12:11 AM For gaming i say go with the e8400 combo.. But since your doing studio recording the extra cores would come in handy.. apache_lives a b à CPUs April 16, 2009 10:23:42 AM quad it - duals are a poor choice these days when quads are soooo cheap. oh and avoid those old "original" Phenoms - rubbish, unlike the new ones. Ravenica April 16, 2009 10:28:21 AM apache_lives said:quad it - duals are a poor choice these days when quads are soooo cheap. I agree these days.. It would be a waste if anyone were to buy a dual.. Since the new quads are as cheap as duals.. NatteDraak April 16, 2009 12:35:27 PM Loading a lot of real-time plugins when mixing could benefit from having a quadcore. Ravenica April 17, 2009 8:03:22 AM I have to say if your considering on using vista 64-bit or already using.. I think the quad would be a better choice.. NatteDraak April 17, 2009 8:24:33 AM By the way, do consider a seperate harddrive used solely for audio tracking. You don't want anything to happen other than writing streaming data to the disk, and turning off the page file prevents swap file reads while tracking as well. NatteDraak April 17, 2009 8:26:09 AM Keep your recording software installed on the system drive, and of course I meant ONLY have the page file running on the system drive, but off on the tracking drive. jerseygamer April 17, 2009 11:53:18 AM Ravenica said:For gaming i say go with the e8400 combo.. But since your doing studio recording the extra cores would come in handy.. My x3 sits at 3.4 on stock voltage. Games like a pro with a 4870 1gb. The extra core is nice all around as well. The e8400 is a great chip but pretty much strickly for gaming only these days. Wisecracker a c 113 à CPUs April 17, 2009 3:49:48 PM 9850 B/E + MA790X-UD4P for $200 being that price is a consideration (and thinking that your recording software can run multiple threads across those four cores). I've got a Phenom 9600BE @ 2.6GHz that has pretty much been encoding non-stop for the last month - works like a champ. Just be sure to *ungang* the memory controller ... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedgtx titan black sli vs gtx 780 ti 6gb evga edition Forum SolvedI just installed a brand new GTX TITAN BLACK edition and mid game my monitor goes black but the computer is still running Forum SolvedASUS Sabertooth X79 vs Asus Rampage IV Black Edition Forum Solved2 msi gtx 780 lightning in sli vs gtx titan black edition Forum Solved2 msi gtx 780 lightning in sli vs gtx titan black edition Forum SolvedPhantom 530 vs Thermaltake Level 10 GT Black Edition Forum SolvedGTX Titan Black Edition vs. Radeon HD 7990 Forum SolvedSeasonic X-850w vs XFX Pro 850w black edition Forum SolvedSabertooth x79 vs Asus Rampage IV Black Edition Forum SolvedP9X79-E Ws vs. Rampage 4 Black Edition Forum SolvedPhenom II x4 965 Black Edition vs FX-4300 3.8GHz Forum Solvedlist of best computer case for asus rampage iv black edition Forum SolvedPhenom II x4 630 vs FX-4130 Black Edition Forum SolvedCorsair RM 750 vs XFX Pro 750W Black Edition? Forum SolvedFx8320 vs phenom black edition temps. Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !