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New PC Build...moving from Mac

Post by AlbergKeys »

My Macbook Pro recently died, and I never going back to Mac as they dont support spareparts, and the new prices are insane for what you get. Mac has outperformed its role.

I am going with i7 9700k processor and Z390 motherboard....

But cant find out what Z390 to choose.

I am currently using RME UFC Fireface.

How is thunderbolt 3 with the Z390? Should it be PCIe or TB header?
I dont want to go with a motherboard that dont support TB3 beacuse I want my new PC to be futureproof.

Comments are much appreciated :)
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MacBook Pro 15" 2,4Ghz i7 8GB RAM OSX 10.7.5, Cubase Pro 8.5, VST Connect PRO, Mainstage, Omnisphere, Trilian, Stylus RMX, Nord Stage 2EX Compact, Focusrite Forte, Yamaha HS7

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Re: New PC Build...moving from Mac

Post by Wepsta »

Hello, the "Gigabyte Z390 Designare" is one of the best Audio Workstation motherboards inclusive Thunderbolt 3. ;)
Win 10 Enterprise - Cubase 10.5 - Apollo x6 - Core i9-9900K 5Ghz All Core EK-Watercool - Gigabyte Z390 Designare - 32GB DDR4-2666 - 4x MX500 - RX 580 Pulse - Corsair RMx Series RM750 - Fractal Design Define R5 - CP40 Stage - Roland UM-One MkII - VEP 6

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Re: New PC Build...moving from Mac

Post by Scribner »

Hi Wepsta, I just wrote you on the German site, asking about your slave computer build...but I see you speak English :)
I am wondering if you've heard the notion that the main computer running Cubase need not be as high-power as the slave computer(s)?
I am like Alberg Keys, saying bye bye to Apple for the forseeable future.
Your build specs on the German forum are very helpful, thanks!

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