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A friend of mine wants to build a home studio PC, I was thinking quad core 775 with a decent sound card 6gb of ram, 1.5tb sata drive. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Would quad core be better for recording than dual?
    
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It depends on whether or not the program he's using for recording takes advantage of multi threading.
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Your gonna want multiple hard drives so the OS and the recording program dont bogg down the same bandwidth. So either raid 0 or ssd or some other combo but having both on a single drive you will notice slowdowns when recording or creating music
    
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A quad with 6gb of ram will be overkill. If all he plans on doing is using the PC as a DAW, then he may be better off saving some cash in the process. Multiple Hard disks would definately be a benefit as sdla4ever mentioned. Having the recording software on its own drive, the OS on its own drive, and any music data on a seperate drive will help with fluidity.

Essentially, rather than going all out on a PC, you may consider spending more money towards the sound card, or sound equipment.
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