[LAU] New workstation | DAW pc

rosea grammostola rosea.grammostola at gmail.com
Sun Sep 5 19:18:34 UTC 2010

On Sat, Sep 4, 2010 at 9:31 PM, Jeremy Jongepier <jeremy at autostatic.com>wrote:

> A 'case' like Kevin Cosgrove mentions in another mail. And air flow (had to
> read that a couple of times, 'ear flow'? What's 'ear flow'? ;) ), don't
> forget about that no.

Hehe ear flow, should be air flow, right :) ha ha

On Sat, Sep 4, 2010 at 9:53 PM, Mark Knecht <markknecht at gmail.com> wrote:

You don't mention if you're comfortable buying components and building
> the machine yourself.

That's one of the options, to build it myself. Looks like it is going that

> While you do ask about processor cores, and basically it's 'the more
> the better' under Linux, understanding more about your music interests
> might help. If you're recording acoustic music and see yourself adding
> a bit of reverb, a touch of compression, that's one thing. If you see
> yourself doing 64-track techno full of synths and lots of plugins
> running live all at the same time well then that's probably another
> thing entirely in terms of sucking up CPU power.

My recordings are not very heavy, but I also want to use my system for other
work, like packaging and working with debian live-helper and making some
custom Debian live cd's.

> That would be hard to do for 500 euro I think. (I'm in California so I
> have no idea how or where you purchase in your part of Europe)

Yeah, good chance it's gonna be more...

> Anyway, I'm a fan of Asus MBs, either Intel or AMD processors. I used
> to work for AMD but frankly right now it's pretty hard to beat Intel's
> Core i5 & i7 offerings. I've got an i5-661, i7-920 and an i7-980x.
> They are all quite nice at different price points and the i5 is very
> energy efficient.

Thanks for the info. After some reading and discussion, the i3 or i5 seems
to be good options indeed.
After reading this: http://www.anandtech.com/show/2901/7 and considering my
It looks like I better go for a i3 540 or something close to that, compared
to a i5...


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