What should I get?

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pgvpgv333
KVRian
571 posts since 3 Dec, 2005 from Sweden

Post Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:24 pm

HI everybody
I am going to build a new musicmaking computer. And please help me.
1. Getting a I7 processor. Will there be any good in getting one with 12 cernals?
2. Think I will use max 25 tracks. Will 16 gb be enough ram?

Now use window 10 and cubase artist 10

Thank full for any help.

dune_rave
KVRian
1344 posts since 23 Jun, 2006 from Hungary

Re: What should I get?

Post Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:38 pm

that depends.... if you use kontakt with large libraries you could even need more than 16 GB of RAM.
Do you use cpu heavy plugins like Diva or Repro? A CPU with >= 8 cores sure helps....
I'm in the same situation of planning to get a new pc slowly.

pgvpgv333
KVRian
571 posts since 3 Dec, 2005 from Sweden

Re: What should I get?

Post Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:41 pm

Thanks dune. At this time I use some heavy plugs. But I am thinking that this
time no more time delay or cracklings. Also going to be getting Kontakt.

puremusic
KVRer
23 posts since 24 May, 2017

Re: What should I get?

Post Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:48 pm

I'd recommend 32GB, 16GB can get tight at times if you multitask.
Roland FP-90 - Touchkeys - TEC BC - MIDI Expression
Kontakt - Arturia Piano V - Sonivox Eighty-Eight - Spitfire Symphony Orchestra
whitepianos.blogspot.com

pgvpgv333
KVRian
571 posts since 3 Dec, 2005 from Sweden

Re: What should I get?

Post Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:37 pm

Thanks puremusic. Will consider it.

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Skupje
KVRist
220 posts since 26 Oct, 2018

Re: What should I get?

Post Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:13 am

I run a 2500K with 12GB RAM on my desktop build. The worst that happens is I have to turn off ASIO mid song to have it jump to ~12%.

Debutante
KVRAF
3062 posts since 16 Jan, 2005 from Ottawa, Ontario

Re: What should I get?

Post Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:45 pm

Save some money and get an AMD Ryzen 3 for the same performance. Then get something else with the extra $100 ...

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KVRian
609 posts since 4 May, 2012

Re: What should I get?

Post Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:21 pm

Debutante wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:45 pm
Save some money and get an AMD Ryzen 3 for the same performance. Then get something else with the extra $100 ...
This.

My last build was a Ryzen 1700x and I've been really happy with it. Going to upgrade at some point next year when pricing is a little more sensible.

Intel are not currently on my radar after the launch of the Ryzen 3000s. These are exciting times for computing again so I hope that Intel fight back hard!

pgvpgv333
KVRian
571 posts since 3 Dec, 2005 from Sweden

Re: What should I get?

Post Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:44 pm

thanks to you all

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KVRAF
2312 posts since 17 Jan, 2017 from Planet of cats

Re: What should I get?

Post Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:02 pm

What is your budget?

pgvpgv333
KVRian
571 posts since 3 Dec, 2005 from Sweden

Re: What should I get?

Post Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:07 am

Lets say 1000 dollars. and already have a ssd 1000gb with window 10 and my music softwares

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KVRAF
2312 posts since 17 Jan, 2017 from Planet of cats

Re: What should I get?

Post Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:28 am

Well.. I have 3,4Ghz i5 with 8GB of ram and it's enough for most duties and I very rarely need to bounce anything. So i7 with 16 or 32GB of ram will be enough. It won't probably even take that full 1k of hard earned money to build such rig these days.

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