-will all this fit together
Originally Posted by phillis
This is gunna be a dedicated recording PC. no games or internet. It'll be hooked up to my digi 002 where ill be running PT 7.4 on windows XP pro with S.P 3, and doing 99.9% of my mixes in the box using alot of plug ins, but very few virtual instruments. 99% audio work!
CPU: Intel Core i7 920
MOBO: Asus P6T v2 Deluxe V2
PSU: Corsair TX-750
Memory: OCZ Gold- DDR3 1600 (3x2gb)
HDD: 2x WD 500GB Caviar Black (1x OS, 1x Audio- external HDD for archiving/storage)
Cooler: No idea! Suggestions?
Case: Rackmount Server Case
GPU: Asus EAH 4650
DVD: No idea! Suggestions?
EDIT- Im also running a dual monitor setup!
yes & no. - are my choices the best option for the work ill be doing?
no. - ive heard windows XP can only use 3gb of ram. whats with that?
any 32-Bit OS, is less than 4GB,
you can use 4x1GB or 3x2GB and use something like:
superspeed.com RamDisk Plus for usign the extra ram memory in a virtual ram drive for accelerating the windows page file. "must be manually configured". -Is the power supply too much?
power supply is a complex issue.
the best are:
single 12v rail with low electric ripple & noise.
like: CoolerMaster Silent Pro M500,M600,M700
or PC Power & Cooling 860w or 1200w
any PSU works best at 50% load.
i7 920 eats 151w aprox.at full load + mainboard+memory+video card+soundcard+hdd+etc...
= <350w unless you have top of the line power hungry video cards. -is there a better motherboard?
but better is relative to personal taste & needs,
more features for overclocking the Bios? or better Stable BIOS?
better is Lower Motherboard Temperature?
better is more usb ports?
better is 2x pci 32-bit slots?
better is 4x pcie 16x slots?
for me better is: lower board temperature + 2x pci slots and more USB2.0 ports. -hard drive types/configuration the best option?
i have i7 920 D0 SLBEJ, it does 3600KB/s stock speed in winrar benchmarck and 4000KB/s at 3Ghz. WinRAR archiver, a powerful tool to process RAR and ZIP files
MSI Eclipse X58 SLi with DrMos technology.
its an amazing board, low temp. stable bios, etc...
but has Via firewire chips,
Digi002 only works with Texas Instruments FireWire chips.
you need to buy an optional TI pci or pcie firewire card.
those are cheap. no big issue there.
Coolermaster Silent Pro M700
i want to buy a new LCD from LG 54 series that have 50.000:1 contrast ratio.
or 32" LG LCD TV 32LH40 or LH70.
also i have a complete water cooling system.
Koolance ERM-2K3u but want to buy the 3k4U. becouse is parallel and i like more parallel tubing.
cpu-350ac, chc-122, etc...
Thermaltake Aquabay M4
Thermaltake W2 vga cooler for the sapphire hd4650.
external usb Samsung DVD-r
want to buy a 5U rackmount case. with 10x 5.25" drive bays.
i have samsung hd103uj 1TB and 2x Hitachi 1TB hdds,
but want to buy...
2x Acard 9010B with 12GB each. in RAID 0. for the Widows XP MCE.
and 4x WD2002FYPS enterprice 2TB HDD.
the Samsung HD103UJ is a great drive but has much problems with AAC activated in the HDD Bios, and also in the PC BIOS with IDE controllers,
only works flawless with AHCI controllers.
for that: you need to install the windows in the Jmicron sata ports,
then install ich10r AHCI drivers, then change sata ports from jmicron to Intel ich10r, and disable the jmicron in the bios.
or use a usb floppy drive when installing the Windows,
a floppy with the drivers that come in the board intallation CD. floppy32 for Intel ich10r
but i think if you do electronic music: buy Sonic Core Xite-1.