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
1343 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
603 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
2306 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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