Am considering to upgrade and build a new DAW PC.
My first question is, how many cores does Cubase best run on alongside plugins such as Acustica, Slate Digital, Fabfilter, Soundtoys, Waves, Kontakt, Sylenth, Arturia, Spectrasonics, IKMultimedia, Xfer, Celemony, Valhalla?
Are there specific types of CPUs that work best with Cubase? I see available Xeon, AMD and Intel. Maybe there are others to consider? Which works best?
If anyone has recently build a powerful DAW system this year, is it still recommended to have a slave system or are the new CPUs powerful enough to cope with the workload?
It is usually by the end of production where buffer increases do not fix crackles and pops etc for me, hence looking into a better CPU.
The other possible issue in my case could simply be my graphics card?
Anyhow, have reached here thinking that as my CPU maxes out, a new system is on the cards. I have been advised that a 48% increase with an AMD 3900X, DDR4, 32GB 2666MHZ Ram; would be expected. This would cost £800.