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JMCecil wrote:I have a much more advanced water cooling set up to support the overclock I have it at now. But, I did it for fun. I just like messing around with computers.
Hmmm... if it's fun for you, want to build me a water-cooled 980x system?? ;)
depends on how much money you don't mind watching disappear off the top :D

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Nice. Is it silent with the water cooling? All told how much did the rig cost?
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lights wrote:Nice. Is it silent with the water cooling? All told how much did the rig cost?
No, I don't have the fan controller installed yet. And I haven't put the water block on the video card yet. So, right now it's actually much noisier than the PC it replaced. Once those two things are done, it will be extremely quiet.

I can't publish the cost on the intertubes for health reasons.
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Well I'm sure I'm wasting my money here, but I found this deal online last night:

http://www.logicbuy.com/deals/hp-pavili ... 22515.aspx

So I went ahead and ordered this PC, which is supposedly the top consumer desktop according to the sales guy. I upgraded to the 980x, which he said is enabled for overclocking in the bios and that overclocking doesn't violate the 2-year warranty.

So I guess I got what I wanted, a stock i7 980x PC that can be overclocked.

The total price before taxes was about $1680 (it's $1499 with the i7 970 if you don't want to overclock), but I figured for just $180 more why not go for the top one.
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lights wrote:Well I'm sure I'm wasting my money here, but I found this deal online last night:

http://www.logicbuy.com/deals/hp-pavili ... 22515.aspx

So I went ahead and ordered this PC, which is supposedly the top consumer desktop according to the sales guy. I upgraded to the 980x, which he said is enabled for overclocking in the bios and that overclocking doesn't violate the 2-year warranty.

So I guess I got what I wanted, a stock i7 980x PC that can be overclocked.

The total price before taxes was about $1680 (it's $1499 with the i7 970 if you don't want to overclock), but I figured for just $180 more why not go for the top one.
That's an awesome deal. I spent more than that on just the CPU and the RAM.
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Well it still feels like a lot of money :shock:

But I'm glad it was at least a good deal relative to this particular model :)

Can't wait until it arrives!
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Please stop all this talk.............. I have already been searching for the best price on the 980x and the 970 hex :P

I upgraded my machine in November 2008 based around the i7 920 and can honestly say I have never ran out of juice in a project (unless I load slate FG-X on the mix bus).
I'd imagine with a i7 hex core you'd have ample power for a few year to come!! I want one!!!
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lights wrote:Well it still feels like a lot of money :shock:

But I'm glad it was at least a good deal relative to this particular model :)

Can't wait until it arrives!
Mine has more bling factor though. Which is very important in a DAW! Shabby box = Shabby mix right? :D
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Well I'm sure bling can have an effect, just like Gigahertz.

I have already calculated. My current 2.4GHz 4-core Q6600 adds up to a total of 9.6GHz. My new 6-core i7 980x can be clocked to 4GHz (maybe 4.5...). Now, I've heard that the i7 enables each core to act like 2. So does that mean it's like 12, 4GHz cores for a total of 48GHz? So my music when recorded and mixed on this PC will certainly sound somewhere between 14.4 and 34.4 GHz better ;)
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lights wrote:Well I'm sure bling can have an effect, just like Gigahertz.

I have already calculated. My current 2.4GHz 4-core Q6600 adds up to a total of 9.6GHz. My new 6-core i7 980x can be clocked to 4GHz (maybe 4.5...). Now, I've heard that the i7 enables each core to act like 2. So does that mean it's like 12, 4GHz cores for a total of 48GHz? So my music when recorded and mixed on this PC will certainly sound somewhere between 14.4 and 34.4 GHz better ;)
remember that the HT threads are not actual cores/paths and don't truly give you x2. However, the new i7s are way better at taking advantage of the secondary thread state. But, they still go off into lala land occassionally with silly thread lock on the HT thread.

Also, the i7 is just a better architecture than the Q6600, so you are getting not just a Ghz boost.
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Lala land? Tell me more? How do I detect such a problem and resolve it?
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lights wrote:Lala land? Tell me more? How do I detect such a problem and resolve it?
CPU meters ... and you don't. Clears up on its own, like a hangover. Actually, you can use things like process explorer to try and kill whatever is locked in the claws of one of the HT threads.
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Thanks for the info. Do you ever see this when you are ONLY running Cubase on win7?
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lights wrote:Thanks for the info. Do you ever see this when you are ONLY running Cubase on win7?
Yes, you see it occasionally running nothing but the OS. It is a flaw, if flaw is the right word because it isn't a 'bug' per-say, in the way HT works.
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JMCecil wrote:Using the Cubendo-DSP-C5 project, with samples at 252 (5.7 ms) on my Aurora, I am able to use all 40x6 tracks of the multi-band compressor test. I have quite a bit of breathing room left too. Again, rock solid stable. At about 75% on the ASIO meter.

Could someone explain how to set up this project? Thank you.
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JMCecil wrote:Using the Cubendo-DSP-C5 project, with samples at 252 (5.7 ms) on my Aurora, I am able to use all 40x6 tracks of the multi-band compressor test. I have quite a bit of breathing room left too. Again, rock solid stable. At about 75% on the ASIO meter.

Could someone explain how to set up this project? Thank you.
Open the CPR file in Cubase and start turning on compressors. You might have to do a "find file" and point it to the audio file directory that's came with the zip.
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Ok, I just ordered from Newegg.com:

Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition Gulftown 3.33GHz 6-core $999.99
MB GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD5 LGA1366 R $289.99
OCZ IBIS OCZ3HSD1IBS1-160G 3.5" 160GB HSDL (High Speed Data Link) MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $599.00
CORSAIR XMS 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 x3 $89.99 each

I will install this in my PCAudiolabs Rack-mount case along with RAIDed 10k RPM Raptor drives and 7200 PRM drives.

This system is going to SCREAM!!!!!!!!!! :shock:

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Good luck with the build. I hope it rocks your world!
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So... I'm looking at this DAW Bench test

http://www.dawbench.com/benchmarks.htm

And I notice that the plugins used to run the benchmarks are:
ReaFX ReaXComp ( Freeware )
WaveArts MD5 ( 30 Day Trial )
URS Channel Strip Pro ( 14 Day Trial )
Elysia mPressor ( 14 Day Trial )
Aside from the ReaXComp, none of these are x64 native. Meaning you can't run this test and get a legit result on an x64 DAW (which is all I run), because 3 of the 4 compressors will be running cross-process bridged. That's lame.
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lights wrote:So... I'm looking at this DAW Bench test

http://www.dawbench.com/benchmarks.htm

And I notice that the plugins used to run the benchmarks are:
ReaFX ReaXComp ( Freeware )
WaveArts MD5 ( 30 Day Trial )
URS Channel Strip Pro ( 14 Day Trial )
Elysia mPressor ( 14 Day Trial )
Aside from the ReaXComp, none of these are x64 native. Meaning you can't run this test and get a legit result on an x64 DAW (which is all I run), because 3 of the 4 compressors will be running cross-process bridged. That's lame.
There's nothing stopping you from creating your own x64 test using the Cubase x64 Multi-band comp. You have all the sine waves. You can create a track and repeat it easily. Just import the audio from the audio directory.
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Unfortunately that doesn't give me the data I want because it's not relative to anything.
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lights wrote:Unfortunately that doesn't give me the data I want because it's not relative to anything.
I think you are missing something- There is a Cubase 5 benchmark test at that website that uses Cubase 5's mutiband compressors and sine waves (that come with the test). Use that one.

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I must be... can you give me the link directly to that one and to the summary of benchmark results?
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lights wrote:I must be... can you give me the link directly to that one and to the summary of benchmark results?
http://www.dawbench.com/downloads/dawbenchdsp-2011.zip

Use the Cubendo file.

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Sean Dockery wrote:
lights wrote:I must be... can you give me the link directly to that one and to the summary of benchmark results?
http://www.dawbench.com/downloads/dawbenchdsp-2011.zip

Use the Cubendo file.

That's what I was looking for. Thanks Sean.
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