Audio Production

qureshihn

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Hello everyone

I'm currently planning to build a desktop to handle audio production, using Steinberg's Cubase and Digidesign's ProTools. However, I'm having trouble deciding on a processor. First, AMD or Intel? Second, dual core or not?

For audio, bandwidth is extremely important when processing. I'm just unsure whether the dual core will be to my advantage (I think it will, but I'm not sure). The audio program processes the audio in the background, so I believe these two will fully utilize the dual core (I think?).

And if Intel dual core is the way to go, would it be worth the extra $500 for the Extreme Intel D processor to have dual core with Hyper Threading?

Many thanks!
 

dunklegend

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The Intel EE had a lot of stability problems when the stress test was done here at THG. The motherboards are not mature enough. I'd get AMD, the motherboards have been around longer, plus they consume a lot less power.

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TheRod

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Athlon 64 X2 4200+
2 x 1 Gig of DDR400 RAM
Good nForce4 mobo. If you don't plan to play on this rig, don't buy SLI, Ultra will be sufficient.

Another advantage of the AMD setup, it could be very quiet with Cool&Quiet enabled. This is a must for Audiophiles.

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TheRod

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Yup! It's working fine!

Here is a link to make it work :
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Section 2.0.3 explain how to make it work.

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