Having recently upgraded to C7 I find my current PC is no longer up to the task.
I’ve been reading countless forums about how C7 behaves with a PC and on a Mac and they both have good and bad points.
I have decided to purchase a new system with a budget of approx £1500, but I need some advice on which platform to go for. My 2 choices are
A new PC on Windows 8 or 7, ASUS P9X79 - Intel X79 Pro Chipset
INTEL i7 3930K - Six Core 3.2Ghz
32Gb DDR3 1600Mhz Quad
New Apple Mac Mini with Mountain Lion (2.6GHz featuring 6MB L3 cache and Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.6GHz., Quad-Core Intel Core i7
16GB 1600MHz DDR3)
All my sounds sources are VST’s Native Instruments (Komplete 8 Ultimate, Motu MachFive 3 and of course Halion 4, Sonic, Neo Sould Keys, GA3, VG2 and plenty of other 3rd party Plugins running with Motu Audio Express External Sound Card so I need a system that is going to be stable and be future proof for a number of years.
I would be interested in other users experiences and advice or recommendations for any other systems i should research before making up my mind.