I am building a new studio computer. I wanted to get a gut-check to see if what I am building is likely to serve my needs.
My goals is to be able to run a 20 - 40 track project where each track could have an SSL-E channel strip from waves and potentially 3 - 4 additional plugins. I want to mix entirely in the box, using (Cubase 9.5) with the exception of guitar/bass tones (using Axe FX). I use Superior Drummer for drums and want to be able to use EastWest orchestral tracks if needed.
So, with fairly heavy needs, this is what I am speccing:
- i7-8700K at 3.7ghz (6 cores, 12 threads) - max turbo frequency is 4.7ghz
- 32GB DDR4 RAM (not sure about speed yet)
- 1TB SSD
- ASRock Z370 Extreme4 motherboard
- BeQuiet case, PSU, and CPU coolers
- I will also use a decent graphics card (likely a mid-range gaming card) - I will be dual screen
Do you think this kind of spec would be able to allow me to run large projects with so many plugins?
Also, I read about Windows 10 having some limitations with multi-core processors due to a limited amount of logical cores. Would the i7-8700K be affected by this?