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Survey Of Working Intel Core i7 PC Music Systems
      31/03/09 03:54 PM
Hi Everyone!

Intel's Dual and Quad-core processors are still extremely popular among most musicians, and offer a huge amount of processing power compared with machines of a couple of years ago. However, for those who want even more processing power, the firm favourite is now Intel's Core i7 range, and in particular the 920 model, which is the most cost effective.

I'd be interested in hearing from those who have taken the plunge and either bought such a system ready-built from a specialist music retailer, or built it themselves. Although there are already various threads running with queries from those who want to build such a PC, this thread could be the ideal place to compile lots of feedback from those in the know

If you're currently running a system based around an Intel Core i7 processor, please post its spec:

Motherboard/chipset
Processor
Graphics card
Audio interface
Any DSP cards

Please indicate how pleased (or not) you are with its performance, how this compares with your previous machine (and briefly what that was) in terms of the different CPU meter readings when opening up existing songs, and mention any problems you've encountered. Of course this isn't particularly scientific, but it will certainly help us assemble a more complete picture of what's already happening out there.

Please try not to hi-jack this thread too much with queries - let's try to keep it largely devoted to feedback from those who've already taken the plunge.

Many thanks!


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