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New System - seem ok?

Post by AstroCat » Sat Jun 04, 2016 5:13 pm

Building out a new PC based Cubase/Pro Tools system and curious if anyone sees any issues or have any suggestions.

​​Question: ASUS X99 A-II for the motherboard or go for a more established ASUS X99-A/USB 3.1 or Sabertooth? Also 5820 vs 6000?

The system will mostly be used for media/app/game/interactive electronics composition, sound design and vo edit work, so lot's of VST instruments and plugins in use.

Thanks!

Case: Corsair Carbide Quiet 600Q Inverse ATX Full Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair RM650i, (650W), Fully Modular Power Supply, 80+ Gold Certified
CPU: i7-6800K 15M Broadwell-E 6-Core 3.4 GHz LGA 2011-v3
Cooling: Scythe SCKTT-1000 Kotetsu GlideStream
Motherboard: ASUS X99 A-II
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 2666MHz (PC4-21300)
Drive 1 (OS): SAMSUNG 850 PRO - 256GB
Drive 2 (Project/Working): Samsung 850 PRO - 512GB
Drive 3 (Media/VST library): Western Digital (Black) 4TB 7200 RPM
GPU: ASUS GeForce GT 710 2GB DDR3
OS: Windows 10 Pro 64bit
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Re: New System - seem ok?

Post by sempondr » Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:06 pm

AstroCat wrote:ASUS X99 A-II for the motherboard or go for a more established ASUS X99-A/USB 3.1 or Sabertooth?
Maybe it's best to wait a little bit for the first buyer's feedback. As with any new model, there's always a risk.
AstroCat wrote:Also 5820 vs 6000?
Pete from Scan Pro Audio promised to update his DAW CPU benchmark chart in a week or so.

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Re: New System - seem ok?

Post by AstroCat » Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:21 pm

Yeah it seems like there are some heat issues with the 6800k and OC'ing (from review over at Tom's Hardware)... so kinda 5820 @4 vs 6800 at 3.6 or so. Hmm... as for the motherboard, it's probably fine it's the CPU that's the main wildcard.

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Re: New System - seem ok?

Post by Yadihinz » Sun Jun 05, 2016 4:26 pm

Hi Guys, I've just build one with the Asus X99 A-II seems to run ok.
I'm coming from an x58 build so I can't really compare toward newers systems.
These are my specs

bequiet 700watt 80plus
Asus X99 A-II
6800K
Noctua DH15
32Gb Kingston 2400 Hyper X in 4 modules
Radeon HD7950 Ghost 3GB
Samsung Pro 950 512GB M.2 System OS
2TB Western Digital Red Projects
1TB Samsung Library
Windows 10 64bit
RME Raydat

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Re: New System - seem ok?

Post by AstroCat » Sun Jun 05, 2016 9:23 pm

Are you going to overclock the 6800k? I'm super close to buying the cpu, everything else is on order. Just need to decide between 5820 and 6800... I know I could go 6850 but it seems a lot more money for not a lot of performance increase, unless I'm missing something?

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Re: New System - seem ok?

Post by Yadihinz » Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:16 am

Hi no I'm going to overclock as I only use 12% on projects that screamed at 90% cpu on the i7 920.
I'm using mainly a lot of VSTi synths VA and effects. Just did a small test running 100 retrologue2 instumenttracks on 32 sample buffers without any clicks just to say.

For me the CPU isn't the bottleneck anymore...

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Re: New System - seem ok?

Post by AstroCat » Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:22 pm

Oh that's awesome to hear! I wonder how many instances of Kontact it'll run?

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