But, you won't know how to fix it if it suddenly farts in the middle of the night...... jus' sayin', you know!
Well Lacie's "Little Big Disk" is $500 with two 500GB drives. So yes you're paying $300 for the enclosure. But its an investment. I guess if music is just a hobby, then it may not be worth the stretch. But if you need Mac Pro performance in a smaller form factor, then its the best route. Plus the lacie is very neat and compact. Looks nice on the desktop. dsc01863s.jpg
LOL i finally found which section of this forum i can go
newbie on making music,daw
but if computer, i know a little about it
i will recommend you to get i5
they are same, 4core..... but i7 have 8thread which is double from i5
but i don't think making music with daw will need this class of pc, for i7 user most of them are gamers,RAW computing, graphic designer
but if you got too much money to burn.... then get something faster
how about xeon processors ?(obviously i am kidding = =)
Memory 8gb(4x2) is enough, you won't even exceed using full memory
a high end game such as bf3 only use around 2gb of memory.... not higher = better ..... sometimes 16gb ram cause bsod with alot of possible reason
HDD i would recommend u to get WD
oh yea get ssd if u got extra money =.=
power supply, depends on how much watts u need, normally if u didn't use high class gpu or sli/crossfire 500W-700W is enough
oh forget to ask, are u plan to oc ur processor ?
and what kind of processor u want ? sandy bridge or ivy(latest tech) ?
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Ok i didn't say can't handle 16gb, but 16gb sometimes cause bsod maybe many reason, and it's a common issue, and i don't think that everybody will use 12gb mem in a time, at least not for me, and quality of sound and the process are done in ur audio interface, i can't imagine how much vst u use in a time, 100? 200? 300? or more
For oc, ok i doesn't familiar with daw maybe you're right, it doesn't need that speed purpose, and yeah it shorten lifespan , void warranty too
but if composing really nid higher speed, oc to a stable level won't be a big problem
and you can't tell how much life are cut down by oc, my oc-ed 2500k still works without any problem, temp just goes higher few Celsius than other
Another unique feature that a Mac has is the "desktops" feature (previously called spaces) which allows you to have multiple desktop screens (up to 16). I easily switch between the several, and designate music, video, and productivity apps to their own respective desktops. Here's noob video to what I'm talking about:
Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge, are there a big difference? and how much does the price differ?
and no im not going to oc my processor.
what is bsod btw?
BSOD = Blue Screen Of Death...Its windows has a fatal error usually cause by hardware driver issues.
Sandy Bridge vs Ivy Bridge: Ivy is the successor built off of SandBridge foundation. They will be considered i3, i5, or and i7 chips....just a later generation. Performance wise it will not matter enough to spend more. What may matter is the motherboard features you want and whether any of the CPUs are supported on that board...which again doesn't matter if you're not building it yourself.
I use a Sandy Bridge Quad i7 @ 3.4GHZ (model: i2600k). I haven't maxed it out yet and I use all the top notch Music and Video applications aggressively. If you're not going as extreme as I mentioned earlier in the thread, then the cheape$t option will work for you. If you want to be ultra efficient, pay attention the that "watts per hour" spec of all the CPUs you use. Most Ivy bridge chips will be more power efficient than the previous generation...saving you a few bucks.
sand is 32mn , ivy is 22mn nanotech
so ivy can oc to higher but lower temp(20%-30% higher)
and save up more power
[QUOTE]I use multiple instances of Kontakt, Omnisphere, EastWest Play, and Nexus. Each instance of Omnisphere and Play has 8 audio/midi channels...I use 16 channels per Kontakt instance. Even when I had 16GB, I reached the limit sometimes because I also had Final Cut Pro running (part of the project) in another screen. Thats another reason to max your RAM out.. Sometimes you're doing more than one thing, and dont want to close other programs you jump between.
Another unique feature that a Mac has is the "desktops" feature (previously called spaces) which allows you to have multiple desktop screens (up to 16). I easily switch between the several, and designate music, video, and productivity apps to their own respective desktops. Here's noob video to what I'm talking about:[/QUOTE]
video editing especially h.264 x264 quality video sure we need 16gb..... but he say use for music production not video editing
another thing is, mac using amd tech for multi display... and again multi display doesn't use alot of mem as a software do, everything is done in GPU and GPU has it own ram......
Overall, let 8GB be the minimum, 16GB recommended, 32GB optimal.
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