Hi All - my old pc is finally wanting to retire so its time to invest. I have a simple question - my pc chap wants to build me this pc spec for my studio.
I can use many midi channels (20 plus) and around the same in audio at any one time. I only use VST’s and use all the cubase on board reverbs and effects at the same time - so the CPU is working a lot. His spec is this -
Intel Core i7 3770 3.4GHz Quad core Processor 3.4GHZ x 4 (FASTEST CPU)
Crucial MX100 512GB SATA 6Gbps SSD (SUPER FAST HARD-DRIVE, 10X FASTER THAN NORMAL HARD-DRIVES, VERY FAST INSTALLING AND LOADING PROGRAMMES, ENCODING/DECODING ETC, )
Corsair CX 430W Fully Wired 80+ Power Supply (RELIABLE QUIET POWER SUPPLY)
16GB 1600MHz DDR3 MEMORY
Coolermaster Elite 342 Black Micro ATX Case (about 35 – 40 % smaller than your current case)
LiteOn iHDS118 18X Internal DVD-ROM
4 x rear usb 2.0
2x rear usb 3.0
2x front panel usb 2.0
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS FIREWIRE 400 CARD
Will this meet my needs and are there any changes that should be made to run Cubase better?
I run cubase 6.5 at the moment but am planning on upgrading at the same time.
I use a Motu 828Mk3 firewire audio interface.
I considered a Mac but dont want to change platforms at this time.
I have looked at commercial audio Pc’s but similar spec ones from companies like Carrilon etc are over twice the price of the one that my chap wants to build for me. (£810 btw).
Im not expecting this to last forever but would like to get a good 5 years at least out of it.
Thanks for your help guys