4 years ago I built my current DAW based on an i7 950 (3,04GZ, 4 Cores) and an ASUS Board.
I about to build a new DAW soon - after beeing completely “away” regarding computer knowledge for 4 years (making records all the time) I basically start at zero again - for now I have researched quite a lot and I see at least 2 options - both are based on a Asus P9X79 WS:
i7 4930K - this seems to provide me with quite some power for relatively small cost.
Xeon E5 - for example 2690-v2
I am confused by the sheer amount of models and variations of those CPUs.
Are there (beside money vs cpu power) things to keep in mind when it comes to choosing the right model? Are there differences which are relevant for use in an DAW?
There is a third option - the third option would be based on a more “server” style setup with Dual CPU - but maybe this is a little bit too expensive but it is an option… Would I be able to have twice the power (–> plugin load in a session) when using a setup with two of those Xeon E5? Is this recommended for a DAW setup?
Sorry for the case that these are a pure and simple questions - but in the moment I am not able to find a “go to” setup when searching through the resources… Years ago there was always some kind of “go to” DAW on the Nuendo Board… 12 years ago a certain ASUS Board with a P4… later a certain Tyan Board with Dual Opterons on it… and so on… I can not find any tendency at the moment! And the marked increased a lot, too many options!
Thanks for any info!