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I have never done something like this before, so i'm looking for a little input on how to build and what components to use. Most of my experience is in servers, CAD workstations and gaming builds.

For instance, would 1090T(because of the extra physical cores) be better than an i5?
Would Nvidia or AMD make a difference in how fast it crunches sound?
To RAID or not to RAID?
etc.

The guy is looking to keep it <$800.
Help?
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well for audio production. more cores is better. so the 1090t will do good.

edit: RAID0 config is also a good idea for this kind of setup. since audio recording will do much of reading/writing.
Edited by croy - 10/14/11 at 12:37pm
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well for audio production. more cores is better. so the 1090t will do good.
That is what I was thinking.
Probably a 1090 or 1100, 8GB of DDR3 1600, and a solid motherboard.
Ill probably go AMD and put a 6850 in there(is that even needed or could I get away with a 6750/70) and set up a 160GB boot drive and a 1TB RAID Array(overkill?) for the actual data and crunching work.
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Video won't really be necessary.

You may also want to throw an SSD in there considering the audio production software is hefty.
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That is what I was thinking.
Probably a 1090 or 1100, 8GB of DDR3 1600, and a solid motherboard.
Ill probably go AMD and put a 6850 in there(is that even needed or could I get away with a 6750/70) and set up a 160GB boot drive and a 1TB RAID Array(overkill?) for the actual data and crunching work.
audio production doesn't really need graphics. but if he's going to play games a little, that's a bonus.
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Video won't really be necessary.

You may also want to throw an SSD in there considering the audio production software is hefty.
Good call.
I was thinking about an SSD. Ill see if I can find a 128GB for a good price.
Which raises the question. What size SSD should I look at? would a 64 be big enough for OS and software?
Like I said, this needs to stay sub $800, but considering its going to be AMD that shouldnt be too hard.

Ill just throw a beefy HTPC card in there so he can run his monitors.
I didnt know if there was GPU offloading in most audio software or not.
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