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Old 03-23-2008, 04:01 AM
Arthur
 
Default What Processor to buy?

Hi All,

I'm looking at buying a barebones kit for around $250 US. I'm looking at
the amd 64 x2 6400 or in the same price range, intel's core 2 duo e6300.
I've read a lot on the internet and I've learned enough to know that I'm
very confused. I just want to record audio using Rosegarden,
Zynaddsubfx, Qsampler and dssi plugins, I'd also like to do some video
editing with Cinelerra. What about this phenom thing? Anyway, if anyone
has some recommendations regarding these processors and possibly some
motherboards to go with them, I would greatly appreciate it. I don't do
gaming so that's not an issue.

Thanks,
Arthur

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Old 03-23-2008, 08:52 AM
Quentin Harley
 
Default What Processor to buy?

Arthur wrote:
> I'm looking at buying a barebones kit for around $250 US. I'm looking at
> the amd 64 x2 6400 or in the same price range, intel's core 2 duo e6300.
> I've read a lot on the internet and I've learned enough to know that I'm
> very confused. I just want to record audio using Rosegarden,
> Zynaddsubfx, Qsampler and dssi plugins, I'd also like to do some video
> editing with Cinelerra. What about this phenom thing? Anyway, if anyone
> has some recommendations regarding these processors and possibly some
> motherboards to go with them, I would greatly appreciate it. I don't do
> gaming so that's not an issue.
>


I hade my AMDx2 3800 for a while now, and still has not reached the
limit of it's capabilities with what I do. (which is similar to what you
want to do, except I used ardour as my primary DAW.

The AMD processors are still more cost effective than the intel
equivalents as far as I can gather. I would get the 6400. Try to get a
motherboard that does not have on-board sound or graphics, and get those
separate. Don't go for the latest and greatest graphics devices either,
as you will never use the features. I have a Geforce 6600 for instance...

Check out the hardware list thread for some tips:
http://www.64studio.com/node/69

Cheers,
Quentin

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Old 03-23-2008, 09:06 AM
Folderol
 
Default What Processor to buy?

On Sun, 23 Mar 2008 11:52:27 +0200
Quentin Harley <qharley@wbs.co.za> wrote:
<snip>

> Check out the hardware list thread for some tips:
> http://www.64studio.com/node/69
>
> Cheers,
> Quentin

How on earth did I miss this?

I could have done with this info recently :/

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Old 03-23-2008, 04:45 PM
Arthur
 
Default What Processor to buy?

Hi,

Well now I think it's between the amd 64 x2 6400 and the intel q6600.
Any thoughts, any motherboard recommendations? Does anyone know if one
of these processors plays nicer with linux than the other?

Thanks,
Arthur




Arthur wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> I'm looking at buying a barebones kit for around $250 US. I'm looking at
> the amd 64 x2 6400 or in the same price range, intel's core 2 duo e6300.
> I've read a lot on the internet and I've learned enough to know that I'm
> very confused. I just want to record audio using Rosegarden,
> Zynaddsubfx, Qsampler and dssi plugins, I'd also like to do some video
> editing with Cinelerra. What about this phenom thing? Anyway, if anyone
> has some recommendations regarding these processors and possibly some
> motherboards to go with them, I would greatly appreciate it. I don't do
> gaming so that's not an issue.
>
> Thanks,
> Arthur
>
> _______________________________________________
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>


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Old 03-23-2008, 07:05 PM
Gustin Johnson
 
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I am becoming a big fan of Intel again. They have proper open source
drivers for the hardware (primarily network and video). I would not be
afraid of onboard video from Intel either. Their onboard sound is a
different matter (well actually I am not a fan of onboard sound from any
vendor).

Honestly I don't think you can wrong with either CPU choice.

If you are looking at the AMD quad core, be aware that there are (were?)
problems with the phenom. I would check with someone you trust before
buying a phenom.

For sound cards, I am a big fan of the RME 9652. The M-Audios can be
good as well. Both are well supported by Linux.

Hth,

PS - my DAW is an older AMD 64 X2 4400+, and it is running smoothly.

Arthur wrote:
| Hi,
|
| Well now I think it's between the amd 64 x2 6400 and the intel q6600.
| Any thoughts, any motherboard recommendations? Does anyone know if one
| of these processors plays nicer with linux than the other?
|
| Thanks,
| Arthur
|
|
|
|
| Arthur wrote:
|> Hi All,
|>
|> I'm looking at buying a barebones kit for around $250 US. I'm looking at
|> the amd 64 x2 6400 or in the same price range, intel's core 2 duo e6300.
|> I've read a lot on the internet and I've learned enough to know that I'm
|> very confused. I just want to record audio using Rosegarden,
|> Zynaddsubfx, Qsampler and dssi plugins, I'd also like to do some video
|> editing with Cinelerra. What about this phenom thing? Anyway, if anyone
|> has some recommendations regarding these processors and possibly some
|> motherboards to go with them, I would greatly appreciate it. I don't do
|> gaming so that's not an issue.
|>
|> Thanks,
|> Arthur
|>
|> _______________________________________________
|> 64studio-users mailing list
|> 64studio-users@64studio.com
|> http://lists.64studio.com/mailman/listinfo/64studio-users
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|>
|
|
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Old 03-24-2008, 05:25 AM
"Paul Wise"
 
Default What Processor to buy?

On Mon, Mar 24, 2008 at 5:05 AM, Gustin Johnson <gustin@echostar.ca> wrote:

> I am becoming a big fan of Intel again. They have proper open source
> drivers for the hardware (primarily network and video). I would not be
> afraid of onboard video from Intel either. Their onboard sound is a
> different matter (well actually I am not a fan of onboard sound from any
> vendor).

I'll be avoiding their wireless cards until they change this bug from
WONTFIX to FIXED:

http://www.intellinuxwireless.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=1594

--
bye,
pabs

http://wiki.debian.org/PaulWise

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Old 03-25-2008, 12:36 AM
Arthur
 
Default What Processor to buy?

Thanks to everyone for your responses.

Arthur

Arthur wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> I'm looking at buying a barebones kit for around $250 US. I'm looking at
> the amd 64 x2 6400 or in the same price range, intel's core 2 duo e6300.
> I've read a lot on the internet and I've learned enough to know that I'm
> very confused. I just want to record audio using Rosegarden,
> Zynaddsubfx, Qsampler and dssi plugins, I'd also like to do some video
> editing with Cinelerra. What about this phenom thing? Anyway, if anyone
> has some recommendations regarding these processors and possibly some
> motherboards to go with them, I would greatly appreciate it. I don't do
> gaming so that's not an issue.
>
> Thanks,
> Arthur
>
> _______________________________________________
> 64studio-users mailing list
> 64studio-users@64studio.com
> http://lists.64studio.com/mailman/listinfo/64studio-users
>
>


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