I am thinking about building a rack mount PC for playing virtual instruments (VSTs) in a live setting and I'm looking for advice.
It needs to run Cubase 5 64 bit and be able to play back large sample libraries such as Hollywood Strings from East West or Morphestra from Sample Logic.
I have no plans to overclock at all.
It would be nice to be able to get away with the D-213 since it is only 2U high but I'm not sure how tight the fit
is going to be on everything.I'm not sure which way to go here. Will these cases run cool enough?
The power supply is the part that I'm most unsure about. This Antec looked like it had enough power and the fan location would be exposed
instead of being covered by the case. I wish it was modular, though.
^ Did you check out the i7 860 ?? IMO that would be a better choice...
1. 95W TDP compared to 130W of the i7 9xx so less heat and less power consumption...
2. As you wont overclock, the i7 860 will run faster in Turbo than the i7 930...
I see what you mean about the i7 860. The ARK 4U-500-CA case is cool but it won't fit into the 4U Studio Flyer case I was thinking about since the depth is over 15". Thanks for your input. It gave me some other options to research.