Building a computer for Reason
Hi can you guys please recommend good affordable computer parts i'm building a computer just for reason 6.0.
This is the list of components i will be starting with thanks for your help and suggestions.
Yeah I'm looking to upgrade my PC also..Tired Of my DSP going off the wall just cause I added 2 Antidotes..or 2 or 3 DEEP REVERBS ;-)
all I need to know is what CPU to get .. Haven't built a computer in over 4 years..I have no idea what's going on on that front these days.
I have been researching for about a month and intel cpu's sandy bridge and ivy bridge seem to be whats available now.For cpu i was thinking of getting a Intel Core i5-3570K still would like to get reason user's opinions on the matter.
8GB 1330 RAM
Samsung 840 SSD
Windows 7 64Bit
Was making my 4th song since getting the computer up and running last night and got the 'computer too slow' message...
My FX chains get pretty crazy and I have CV everywhere
4X Biltley Platinum Combi's
4X CV Tuner
1X Uhbik F
1X DCAM Env Shaper
3X Standard Envelope Filters
Plus a few more that I cant think of right now, at work so don't have access to Reason...
But yeah pretty beast now I look at that list (I was really disappointed when the msg came up last night, I just saved my song and went to bed..) https://www.propellerheads.se/forum/...ons/icon10.gif
If you can, I really recommend an i7 3770 / 3770K.
A SSD drive makes an incredible difference to windows load times too
5x RE-2A ?
At the same time ?
I just added an RE2A on my drum buss and a second one on my master section and MY DSP went up like last years unemployment numbers!
yeah it's upgrade time !!! for sure.
i'm pretty sure there where 3xTsar1R's. at very least 2.
also those bitley combis are jam packed full of stuff, most have 2 or 3 NNXT and mixer and effects etc :D
Check my system specs below. My DAW is about 8 months old, so a newer processor would be in order, but the rest of the components should be good still. I bought everything locally through Micro Center because prices were comparable to online parts houses. You may also want to consider having a system built by iBuyPower.com. They build PCs for gamers, but with the right sound card they are perfect for music production, too. Prices are competitive and they are guaranteed for three years! My PC is closely based on one of theirs.
CPU Mark Rank CPU Value Price
Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.30GHz 6461 118 30.22 $213.79
Intel Core i7 920 @ 2.67GHz 4989 193 13.34 $374.00
I would want:
Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.50GHz 9630 30 31.37 $306.99
I have the current setup for my new pc, i still need to order because im not entirely sure about all parts yet:
1x Intel C+ore i7 3770K Boxed € 293,95
1x Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP7 € 359,-
1x Gigabyte GV-N65TOC-2GI € 154,75
1x Cooler Master Cosmos II € 289,95
1x Scythe Mugen 3 PC Games Hardware Edition € 34,99
1x Enermax Revolution85+ 850W € 199,10
1x OCZ Vertex 4 128GB € 105,99
Total € 1.437,73
Not sure about the PSU yet and I am not sure about the vertex 4 already bought one recenly maybe ill use thatone instead. I have a NAS for backup and space, and i have some other disks leftover for the space locally. I have alot of project on my current pc that refuse to run without plocks and clips and such, therefore i know i will need serious perfomance slaves like the Ivy Bridge & Core i7 to get it going again. but I use ALOT of RE's and expect alot from my pc. Maybe this is not the case for others and they can run fine with the degraded core i5
Edited to add: Note also that my i5 2500K 3.3 GHz quad-core processor is gently overclocked to 3.5. This is a built-in feature of the mainboard, which would allow it to run at up to 3.8 GHz.
I can whole heartedly recommend the Intel i7 3770k on an Asus Sabertooth Z77. With 16 GB of RAM on Windows 8 64-bit, it absolutely flies and barely breaks a sweat at most RE's I throw at it. Running off of an SSD, I can boot from off to my desktop in about 10-12 seconds. The 3770k can overclock from its stock 3.5 Ghz to a blistering 4.2 Ghz easily, just on air cooling, and can be done automatically from the Sabertooth Z77's BIOS settings. It will overclock when needed, and underclock when not - saving valuable energy. I can rip a 1080p 20 Gig Bluray movie into a 1.2 Gig 720p file in about 30-35 minutes using 64-bit Handbrake.
You're bound to get a myriad of recommendations from this thread and this forum - we're all wanting to think that our money was well spent. :D
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