[LAU] New Computer

david gnome at hawaii.rr.com
Wed May 16 08:18:43 CEST 2018

On 05/12/2018 10:27 AM, Will Godfrey wrote:
> Today I finally took delivery of a new computer for my music, to take the place
> of the old one that was showing real signs of stress. The new one is custom
> built by Scan (UK). It is in a 4U rackmount case and has an AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
> processor, on an ASUS motherboard and with a Radeon R5230 fanless graphics card.
> Audio I/O is via an M-Audio Mtrack 8, and MIDI via a Prodipe 4i/4o.
> That graphics card was a significant problem, as it was difficult to get hold of
> one, but it was worth the hassle.
> The machine arrived quite early this morning, extremely well packaged. They had
> even put bubble wrap inside for additional shock protection - with a very clear
> warning on the top! Looking inside it has been very neatly assembled, no random
> loose wires. I added a CDROM drive I already had, and a second SSD, both of
> these robbed from the older machine. The SSD has all my working project files
> on it.
> I installed devuan Linix 2.0.0 rc without any issues at all - no more
> inexplicable SystemD failures. I then built up the system with all my favourite
> programs. This was the most time consuming part of the install.
> And the performance? Stunning! The machine is totally silent. There wasn't so
> much as a whisper when maxing out all 8 cores compiling the latest Rosegarden
> image! One of my most complex projects had to run at 5.33mS Latency on the old
> machine, and I didn't dare touch anything while it was going. On the new one I
> can run it at 1.33mS, and shuffle various windows around without a single Xrun.

Sounds good to me! Cost? Plus an option for a Ryzen 7 chip? Not that I 
could afford such a thing with shipping from the UK. Although I am very 
impressed with how well they packed it.

David W. Jones
gnome at hawaii.rr.com
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