Im planning to build a new pc for my music production needs. I use Nuendo and a lot of CPU hungry soft synths. Would want to run around 50 tracks in my session.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE - As soon as possible
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT- Music production, recording, watching movies, internet, and a little bit of gaming.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS (Im using Windows XP SP2 and i intend to stick to it until my program manufacturers come up with stable drivers for windows 7)
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: India
PARTS PREFERENCES -
PROCESSOR AND MOTHERBOARD
I like the new i7 processor. What motherboard should i go for, with the i7 ? I have heard the Asus P6T6 Revolution is good. But i read somewhere that Intel's DX58SO is better for music production. What do u suggest ?
Im planning to get 4 to 6 ram. Is there a particular brand that i should look out for ?
Was thinking of this -
I would go Core i5 if I were you. Forget LGA1366 platform, it's a money pit for little benefit.
Go LGA1156 and core i5. You will save at least 200$ on the motherboard, the cpu and the memory. OC your cpu could really help for music, but you are going to pay the price of silent operation. Still, Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus could be used as a passive cooler if you don't plan to Overclock.
Personally, you never know when you are going to need 10 ins, so I would go with the Delta 1010LT. Also, the card you choose only encode in 24bits at max... this one encode at 36bits, really better in term of music quality.