I'm looking at the 2600k and Asus P8P67 pro, this combo would run me around $600, and I would have to wait a couple years to upgrade to 32 gigs of ram when more practical.
The x79 and Core i7-3930K is looking really sexy, and with 8 dimm slots I can get away with 32 gigs, 8 x 4gb.
Intel says November for this cpu chip and Mobo, and this combo will likely be around $1100, estimating the mobo will be around $500.
Should I wait? These new chips may OC well above 5gz with the new technology, and of course an extra 2 cores with HT.
I also heard speculation of an 8 core of the Sandy E, you mentioned this leap wouldn't be beneficial, and I don't see an 8 core listed here:
No, those are audio tracks.
Tell your studio to install East West Hollywood strings, load up 118 samples and try and run them. You will need 50+ gigs of ram, and probably have bottle necks so you would need a slave anyways.
Any film scoring template will absolutely eat up a recording session, most engineers won't fathom or believe this, unless it's the engineers at Native Instruments, Vienna, East West, etc.
Also, Pro Tools can't use more than 4 gigs of ram, or a little more, so if the studios computer is using all 6 gigs of ram then it's happening outside of Pro Tools.