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its not for me the client asked for 16gb of ram. i tried to tell him 8 would suffice but he still thinks he needs 16. he produces music with it.

If it's something like Reason or Cubase or ProTools, then indeed those can run on a Pentium4 but can benefit from plenty of ram. However, usually for that kind of thing you want a decent sound card with ASIO drivers. I guess he's already got the sound card?
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Maybe get a smaller itx case ... looks fantastic...

That case is lovely but it eats half his budget tongue.gif
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Must have not been refreshing the page... didnt read about its needed for producing music...

For audio editing/encoding at this price point its simply the wrong CPU... either spend the money on at least a i3-2120 or go AMD...

AMD Athlon II X4 641 (60Euro) will wipe the floor with Pentium G620/G860(60Euro) and is on par with i3-2120 (100 Euro) in multithreaded/audio video editing software.

See this review here :

http://ixbtlabs.com/articles3/cpu/amd-athlon2-x4-6x1-p2.html

If the app is multithreaded a dual core Pentium is toast... it does perform well in many modern games though because they are mostly rather GPU limited.
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That case is lovely but it eats half his budget tongue.gif

Half the budget well spend in my opinion XD
 
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its not for me the client asked for 16gb of ram. i tried to tell him 8 would suffice but he still thinks he needs 16. he produces music with it.
Well 16GB could come in handy, but actually a better CPU would come in handy probably beforehand.
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Well 16GB could come in handy, but actually a better CPU would come in handy probably beforehand.

cheers all,

he specified 16gb, and hes had "bad times" with AMD, i told him go for a nice apu setup but was having none of it.

sorry about all this.

needs : Intel/16gb ram.

soundcards/micers/etc thats all his deal. i just need to provide a rig.thumb.gifthumb.gif
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cheers all,
he specified 16gb, and hes had "bad times" with AMD, i told him go for a nice apu setup but was having none of it.
sorry about all this.
needs : Intel/16gb ram.
soundcards/micers/etc thats all his deal. i just need to provide a rig.thumb.gifthumb.gif

Well, if he is recording,he should be grabbing alteast an i5. Also, Look into a good USB DAC
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Well, if he is recording,he should be grabbing alteast an i5. Also, Look into a good USB DAC

I'm building a rig. with Intel power and 16gb ram. apart from that nout matters. he specified nothing else! it doesn't need a dac or an i5. the Pentium g630 or whatever will do.

I don't need suggestions of extra products just if these are any good.
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I'm building a rig. with Intel power and 16gb ram. apart from that nout matters. he specified nothing else! it doesn't need a dac or an i5. the Pentium g630 or whatever will do.
I don't need suggestions of extra products just if these are any good.

If he is recording and editing, a Pentium G630 will not do. doh.gif
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If he is recording and editing, a Pentium G630 will not do. doh.gif

Of course it will. You think people didn't make music on computers before 2010? On current CPUs you can run the most complex songs with loads of effects in Reason or Cubase without the CPU load going above 10%. The important part is to have low latency ASIO drivers for your sound card. That's the bottleneck for audio production and playing live.
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Of course it will. You think people didn't make music on computers before 2010? On current CPUs you can run the most complex songs with loads of effects in Reason or Cubase without the CPU load going above 10%. The important part is to have low latency ASIO drivers for your sound card. That's the bottleneck for audio production and playing live.

Well, do you think we were big into converting file formats in 2010? Also, we have plenty of computer generated "music" as well, BOTH of which are taxing on the CPU. A Good USB DAC is plenty for recording, but for editing and converting a very good CPU is needed. The production of music will like the use of a better CPU. Unless you want it to take forever, A Pentium will work, but it will work slowly.

The biggest bottleneck will be his CPU, after that, then his HDD for pure production. If the Production company is not that big, then yes, a Pentium Dual core will do fine, but in the real world, time = money and the less time you spend "waiting" the better and in turn will save money. This is why companies buy dual Xeon servers, a faster CPU and more cores will save them much more money in the long run. As long as the cores are being utilized, they are saving money. Hell, most become virtual machines.
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