I want to build a new workstation for my homestudio.
I work mainly as a filmcomposer. I record single instrumenst in my homestudio and on the other hand work with different samplelibraries. usually I mix both samples and live-recordings.
I’m still working with cubase 6 but will uprgade to cubase 7 as soon as I have my new computer
here is a list of what I often work with:
-VSL special edition plus
-evolve & evolve mutation1&2
And I just ordered the complete composers collection of ewql (symphonic orchestra platinum plus, symphonic choir, pianos platinum, gypsy, ra, silk, fab four, stormdrum 2)
for audio-editing, mixing and masteriung I often use waves plugins and iZotope ozone5.
My new computer should obviously be very powerful and also quiet and I have a budget of about $4’000.-
what gear would you recommend for my purpose:
CPU: I was thinkning Intel Xeon E5-2687W or Intel Core i7 3970X BOX
RAM: 64 GB - But what brand and model should I take?
Mainboard: is Asus P9X79 WS a good choice?
power suply: maybe this?> be quiet! Straight Power E9 CM, 580 Watt, 80 Plus Gold
Case: Should I take a silet-case with damping? or might this be a problem for the cooling?
Cooling System: water cooling or not?
Graphic Board: ?
HD: I was thinking of I. 120 GB SSD (for operating programm, cubase 7, and vst plugins) II. 500GB SSD for samplelibraries, III: HDD 2TB for projects.
What should I consider cencerning the Harddisks?
What else should I consider?
Thank you for your advice and tipps!