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PC Configuration for Cinematic Composers

Discussion in 'GEAR Talk Forum' started by valyogennoff, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. valyogennoff

    valyogennoff Valyo Gennoff

  2. JohnG

    JohnG Senior Member

    Nov 13, 2007
    Hi there Valyo -- welcome!

    Maybe for a student this approach would be acceptable, but computer components are so inexpensive today that most musicians elect to build their own. The problem with mass-market retailers like Fryes and Best Buy is that they often use very inexpensive power supplies, motherboards, cases and cooling to lower the retail cost. As a result, the computer doesn't last that long.

    Also, these days 64 GB of RAM is a good idea.

    Thanks for posting,

    chimuelo, valyogennoff and wintersync like this.
  3. Will Wilson

    Will Wilson All the gear, no idea

    Jan 5, 2018
    Sorry but a very badly written article with several errors.

    • SSDs are not RAM,
    • i5-i7 is not two generations they are different products but can share a socket type
    • no mention of PCI-e lanes
    • no mention of memory speed or DDR3 vs DDR4
    • in the intro you mention a fan, if needed. A fan is needed and probably several!
    Was actually surprised not to find it riddled with affiliate links...
  4. chimuelo

    chimuelo Star Of Stage & Screen

    May 14, 2007
    Between 120-150bpm
    Damn, and here I thought they used real players....:sick:
  5. OP

    valyogennoff Valyo Gennoff

    Thanks a lot, Will. I don't believe you think it was me who wrote it... :) The author is Martial Besombes, from Cinematic Composing dot com. I liked it and shared it. Thank you very much for your notes! :)
  6. Will Wilson

    Will Wilson All the gear, no idea

    Jan 5, 2018
    That's cool, you liked it and wanted to share it. Unfortunately I didn't so wanted to share my thoughts on it .

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