Film scoring has been very difficult lately with my current system, so I need to upgrade before I can dish out thousands upon thousands for my dream 12 core mac.
I’d also like to state that I’m very aware that SSD for sample streaming is essential, especially libraries like HW strings, but it’s not on the list right now, I’m focusing on a mobo and cpu to hold me off.
Cubase 6 64x
Windows 7 ultimate 64x
cpu: Phenom ll X3 720 tri core, 2.8ghz
memory: 16 gigs of ram, gskill 1600
mobo: ma790xt ud4p BE
two 1tb drives 7200 RPM
Should I upgrade to the 2600k instead of the Bulldozer? I feel bulldozer will still not be as powerful, though logically 8 true cores are better than 4 true/4 logical cores.
The sandy can be OCd to 4gz easily, and I’m assuming the 8 core BD will be able to be OC’s to at least 5 on air.
Would it be more versatile to get an intel mobo? That way I could get a 2600k and possibly a hexa core in the future, or the Ivy E bridge.
I kind of feel if I get an amd AMD+ mobo, I’m stuck with them, and will have to hope for the best in the future.
Now if AMD was making regular consumer dual bulldozer server cpus, with same clock speeds, my mind would be made up!
The new amd server cpu’s aren’t ideal for music.