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Windows 7: Planning an Audio Production Build (branch)

13 May 2015   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64
Planning an Audio Production Build (branch)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
You ought to start a thread in the Sound forum on this site and hope to get a response from "Fireberd". He has a recording studio and should be able to straighten you out on what your software can utilize.

Original thread: New Build, Nerd Crisis

Premise of this thread: ignatzatsonic brought up the i7 6700K and said it may be better for a workstation than the i7 5820K, referred me here for more specialized help.

So what do you all think? For an audio production workstation, would the i7 5820K be a good fit? Would Avid Pro Tools be able to utilize all 6 cores? If not, the 6700K may be a better fit when it comes out. But I would definitely like some input from people who know the software well may be able to tell me how it interacts with the CPU and whether I should go the quad core route or the 6-core route.

The 6700K does score higher on the PCMark, which is good for the creative side of things. But I want to know if it'll really be better in the long run. Of course, this depends on price as well (dollars per performance vs dollars per longevity).


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13 May 2015   #2

Windows 10 64 bit

I have a Sonar (Platinum) studio.

My recommendation when someone asks me about computers is to buy "overkill" or as much as your wallet can stand. This holds true for a DAW workstation or any PC. Thus if it were me and $$ is no object I would go with the 6700.

A good place to discuss recording hardware is the forum.
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13 May 2015   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64

I do frequent Gearslutz as well, but always welcome more input from people who know their stuff.
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