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 Newegg and 790GX: A matchmade in heaven? - Forum AMD Phenom 9600 Black Edition - A New Hope? - Forum Slower X3 or faster X2 - Forum E8400 vs Q6600 - Forum Amd phenom II x6 1045t vs amd phenom II X5 Black Edition 965 - 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 93 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 : ForumRecording PC - newbie first build ForumX4 9850 Vs E8400 Vs Q6600 ForumSSD vs HDD for recording high quality video? ForumNew build advice - Audio Recording /Editing ForumHelp - E8400 vs Q6600 ForumAMD Phenom II X2 555 vs X3 740 Black Editions ForumBuild For Heavy Media (Audio Recording /Video Editing/Photoshop) ForumOEM Buy: E8400 vs E7500 vs E7600 ForumIs a asus IPIBL-LB compatible with Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E8400 ? ForumHelp with the Black Edition ForumE7400, e7500, e8400 ForumE8400 or X3 720 ForumHardOCP Overclock Phenom 9600 Black Edition ForumBest Cpu cooler for ~40 ForumComputer programs keep shutting down More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !