What I Have:
Pentium 4HT 3.0ghz Processor
2gb DDR-400 RAM
Nvidia GeForce 8500gt
250gb WD Caviar
I will probably wind up re-using the hard drive, and the graphics card as they arent really neccessary to upgrade. I want to do a Quad Core build (unless someone can convince me that going dual core could potentially be better).
I am going to go with something like a Q6600, or a Q8300. Is there a core 2 duo, that will out-preform either of these chips?
Also, in a recording studio we use what is called an Audio Interface. Basically, it takes signal from 8 different audio devices and brings them into the computer. In order for them to be brought to the computer as 8 seperate audio signals (which they need to be), you have to connect them via 2 firewire cords. Therefore, the motherboard I get for this build is going to have to have 2 firewire(if not more) ports on the back.
My other question is, could I get a board with 1 firewire port, and use a hub to get 2 or more inputs OR even a pci (or pci e) firewire card... WITHOUT losing audio latency?
I have been looking for a board with even one firewire port, and can not find one. If anyone can answer any of those questions..I would really appretiate it.
Edited by Johnny Boy, 26 January 2010 - 11:59 AM.