I have posted about this in the past, but, with weeks and months of research I think I finally found a solution to my, and other people's, constant yerning to build (or buy) the best specs possible for our DAW Systems.
Now! We all know well that this is a delicate topic, as no workflow is equal to another, BUT, in todays world of deadline, we all try to achieve the fastest and most reliable performance per budget.
In my previous post I went through the DAW rig I wanted to buy for one of my good gigs I got for next year. I was planning big because money could very well not be an issue after this.
I got amazing feedbacks from all of those that replied but now I wanted to take it a step further.
I made some modifications and chages and I would love for all of you to share your rig and its specs (no instruments required, just sheer Computer hardware, weather it be Mac or PC). Then I'd like us all to share what, if money weren't an issue, we would like to have or build.
Another thing I will ask is for more of your input on the current version of my rig I am intentioned to build.
But let's start with the current one I already own and built.
Intel i7-6700 (non-K) 3.4Ghz Quad-Core (8 threads, turbo-boost to 4.0Ghz)
32GB DDR4 RAM 2133Mhz G-Skill Ripjaw V
Kingstone Predator 240GB M.2 PCIe x4 (OS Boot Drive)
4 SSDs of various size for samples and plug-ins.
Now the rig I am thinking is quite the jump:
Intel i7-6950X 3.0Ghz 10-Cores (20threads, Turbo-boost to 3.5Ghz)
64GB DDR4 RAM 2666Mhz Corsair Vengeance LPX
Samsung 950 Pro 512GB M.2 PCIe 4x (OS Boot Drive)
Samsung 850 EVO 1TB for Synths and Plug-Ins
Dual Intel Xeon E5-2650 V4 2.2Ghz 12-Cores each (24 Cores, 48 threads, turbo-boost to 2.9Ghz each)
256GB DDR4 ECC Registered RAM 2133Mhz Crucial Server grade
Kingstone Predator 240GB M.2 PCIe x4 (OS Drive) super overkill I know, but worth it.
bunch of Intel DS S3710 SSDs for libraries over VEP6
What do you guys think?
my additional question here is also this: if I wanted to drop 4,500 dollars on the 2699 V4 (22-Cores) would it be wise and future proof? Would I gain performance?