Hi to everyone,
Firstly I’m new here, so I’m sorry if this topic is not posted in the right place.
I want to build a new computer for music production. And a very specific one, for movie scoring and orchestral compositions, with a very high number of tracks with a lot of VST instruments like Kontakt libraries from Native Instruments (Komplete 11 Ultimate), 8Dio, East West, IK Multimedia, Cinesamples, Vienna Symphonic Library, Audiobro, ProjectSAM, Spitfire Audio and so on. The list is huge. This will be a future proof computer build for at least 5 years with a minimal upgrade on RAM & hard disk space. And if will be very necessary the GPU.
The base of my build that I’m sure about is the next:
RAM: 64 GB or more (but with actual price it will press my wallet a lot)
SSD: 1 x 256/512 GB
HDD: 2 x 4 TB
GPU: GTX 1050Ti or maybe a GTX 1060 6GB (I’m not a gamer so it would more than enough to display all the stuff on a 4k Display)
My question is:
Which CPU would be the best for that kind of projects?
So which would be a better CPU for the task? An Intel Xeon with a high number of cores (ex: 12-18c/24-36t) or it would be enough an AMD or Intel consumer grades CPU like Ryzen or Intel Core ix with 6-8c/12-18t?
I searched a lot on this topic all around the internet asked support teams from Native Instruments but I didn’t get the answer for this specific task. I didn’t find any clear answer event on Steinberg’s support page.
So it would be much appreciated if I can get a specific answer and also any other suggestion that I might not think of.
Thank you very much in advance,