I’m planning on building a new PC before the end of the year, my 5yo 4790k (Asus Z97, 16gb ddr2) is getting a bit old for my mixing habits.
What I need it to do:
- run Windows 10, host an RME MADIFx card with 2 32ch AD/DA’s attached, run Cubase Pro10 (and to a much lesser degree Protools). I have a passively cooled nVidia card that I will port to the new build (if the built-in VGA isn’t good enough) - it needs to power a 27" UHD and a 4k TV.
- I mostly record and mix audio at 96kHz, projects are 80% audio, 20% VSTi with long chains of plugins, lots of parallel paths and often over 50 channels of external FX involved.
- low latencies are great but I don’t need ultra-low buffer settings. Whatever is auditioned live can be auditioned directly via totalmix.
I was thinking about a build based on the upcoming i9 10980x, Gigabyte aorus mobo, 64gb DDR4 and 3 M.2 970 drives.
But then I see that at the same time of the release of the Cascade Lake X cpu’s there’s also a new line of Ryzens being released. Price difference doesn’t seem like a whole lot and I noticed I’m still a bit scared of an AMD build. … anyone on this board with some well-founded knowledge of what to choose?
Thanks in advance,