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Postby Puranon » Fri Apr 01, 2011 3:16 pm

I need to go for a 64bit replacement DAW

Is the AMD PhenomII x6 comparable to the Intel I7 for heavy Nebula duties?
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Re: PC Replacement Advice

Postby himhui » Fri Apr 01, 2011 3:28 pm

AMD is not officially supported though I assume that it still works...
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Re: PC Replacement Advice

Postby Puranon » Fri Apr 01, 2011 3:53 pm

Not supported by Nebula?
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Re: PC Replacement Advice

Postby yr » Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:08 pm

I believe the i7 2600k (sandy bridge) has a better price/performance ratio then any of the AMD cpu's. It's very easy to overclock and stays nicely cool under load. If you go for the 2600k, make sure you buy a B3 (recent) motherboard. I just upgraded my system, and the i7 SB is running very nicely at 4.8Ghz.
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Re: PC Replacement Advice

Postby Puranon » Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:23 pm

yr wrote:I believe the i7 2600k (sandy bridge) has a better price/performance ratio then any of the AMD cpu's. It's very easy to overclock and stays nicely cool under load. If you go for the 2600k, make sure you buy a B3 (recent) motherboard. I just upgraded my system, and the i7 SB is running very nicely at 4.8Ghz.


Thanks. What kind of Nebula performance are we looking at with that chip and 16GB RAM?

I'm looking in terms of AlexB Console and R2R instances.
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Re: PC Replacement Advice

Postby yr » Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:48 pm

I'll do some tests tomorrow...
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Re: PC Replacement Advice

Postby Puranon » Sat Apr 02, 2011 1:25 am

I get it now on the I7 vs PhenomII. What RAM for Overclocking?

How are the Gigabyte boards?
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Re: PC Replacement Advice

Postby yr » Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:17 am

RAM speeds are far less important. You can probably buy any 1600MHZ sticks that are from a reputable brand (and preferably in the "supported list" of your motherboard.) I've read good things about the gigabyte boards.
I don't use a firewire audio interface but if you do, it's important to look for a board that has a TI firewire controller.
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Re: PC Replacement Advice

Postby enriquesilveti » Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:27 pm

Double NIC adapter is a good add on for use Nebula Server. Some Gigabyte mainboard already have it.
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Re: PC Replacement Advice

Postby himhui » Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:19 pm

win x64 OS + neb x64 + daw x64 can load up to 204 instances of neb with around 10G ram in the whole system

win x64 OS + neb x64 + jbridge + daw x32 can load up to 63 instances of neb with around 6.4G ram in the whole system
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