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Conveniently upgradable MOBO unheard of?

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September 21, 2011 3:55:38 PM

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.

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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:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_future_Intel_micro...



Would love your thoughts, and if you think performance factor will be worth an extra 600 dollars.!
a c 121 V Motherboard
September 21, 2011 4:36:46 PM

What are you going to be doing that 32GB or RAM is necessary?

Most people can't tell any difference once they go above 6 or 8 GB.... so unless you are running a *bunch* of VM's you won't even tough the 32GB
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September 22, 2011 1:14:59 AM

I use music software that can use up to 128 gigs to ram and 12 cores.
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a c 121 V Motherboard
September 22, 2011 3:08:12 PM

I work in a professional Recording Studio.

We had Pro Tools running with 118 tracks and at least 5 plugins per track and we weren't using more than 6 GB. or 6 of our 8 Cores.

There is no way in *** that you are using that much memory, and if you are you are doing something very wrong.
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September 26, 2011 7:16:38 AM

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.
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