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Andrew Cockburn
post Sep 30 2008, 09:07 PM
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In this day and age what with Video Editing, Music Production and design and rendering of 3D video constructs for various reasons, it doens't hurt to have a fast machine. I have been limping along with a 1 CPU Athlon 4000 for a while now. Finally I have cracked, and I am building a new beast of a machine smile.gif

Here is the spec:

2 x 4 Core Xeon 2.33 Processor (yep, 8 cores, count 'em!)
Tyan Dual Intel 5100 MB
Nvidia Quadro FX570 Graphics Card (not the fastest but supposedly decent for video editing)
4Gb DDR 5300 RAM (Single stick I have 7 further slots ofr expansion)
2 x 320Gb Raid 0 System Disk (Total 640Gb)
2 x 750Gb Raid 0 Data Disk (Total 1.5TB)
Cheap LightScribe DVD burner
Windows Vista Ultimate 64 bit (We'll see how well 64 bit works out ...)

I'm hoping this will be a touch faster than my old PC ...

First bits just arrived, should have it built by the weekend!


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post Sep 30 2008, 09:12 PM
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8 cores.....

Good lord.

Your room is gonna be like 10 degrees warmer than the rest of the house. smile.gif

Congrats!!!!!

Keep a copy of XP handy. wink.gif



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Jackson SL-1 USA Soloist
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Handmade Marshall JCM800 50watt head (with mods)
Carvin 50x2 Stereo Tube Amp
Boss GT-10 Preamp/Effects Processor
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Behringer FCB1010 Midi Controlled Floorboard
Behringer Dualfex EX2200
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post Sep 30 2008, 09:12 PM
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It's the beginning of Skynet....

Good luck with it ^^
May I ask how much it costs? tongue.gif


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post Sep 30 2008, 09:13 PM
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QUOTE (Canis @ Sep 30 2008, 03:12 PM) *
It's the beginning of Skynet....


laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

Let us know when it becomes "self aware".

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Jackson SL-1 USA Soloist
Jackson DK2M
ESP LTD MH-400
ESP LTD EC-1000
Ibanez Custom S-Series
Martin 001 Acoustic

Handmade Marshall JCM800 50watt head (with mods)
Carvin 50x2 Stereo Tube Amp
Boss GT-10 Preamp/Effects Processor
Digitech GSP-1101 Preamp/Effects Processor
Behringer FCB1010 Midi Controlled Floorboard
Behringer Dualfex EX2200
Behinger Stereo EQ
Line 6 POD with 2.3 upgrade
Line 6 Floor Board
Line 6 Spider III Practice Amp
Nady UHF Wireless


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post Sep 30 2008, 09:15 PM
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OMG Andrew are you planning on sending a rocket to mars!! laugh.gif

That's an impressive rig mate, you didn't mention the soundcard though, you might as well throw in a nice one to record guitar straight into the card without latency or USB interfaces.

Congrats on your new "monster" wink.gif

QUOTE (Canis @ Sep 30 2008, 10:12 PM) *
It's the beginning of Skynet....


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post Sep 30 2008, 09:29 PM
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OMG, I wish I had such a monster ;D!


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post Sep 30 2008, 09:30 PM
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congratulations on your new monster Andrew!


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Andrew Cockburn
post Sep 30 2008, 09:33 PM
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I already have an EMU1212m PCI soundcard - I'll just shift it over form my old PC smile.gif

@Canis - in total the parts cost me around $2300 - I had to rein it in at that point and made do with only 4Gb of Ram and no BD burner, also coming down from 3.0G to 2.33G on the processors saved me well over a grand ...


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Acoustic Guitars : Taylor 816ce, Martin D-15, Line6 Variax Acoustic 300 Nylon
Effects : Line6 Helix, Keeley Modded Boss DS1, Keeley Modded Boss BD2, Keeley 4 knob compressor, Keeley OxBlood
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post Sep 30 2008, 09:35 PM
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I LOVE my 1212m.

Nice choice!

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Jackson SL-1 USA Soloist
Jackson DK2M
ESP LTD MH-400
ESP LTD EC-1000
Ibanez Custom S-Series
Martin 001 Acoustic

Handmade Marshall JCM800 50watt head (with mods)
Carvin 50x2 Stereo Tube Amp
Boss GT-10 Preamp/Effects Processor
Digitech GSP-1101 Preamp/Effects Processor
Behringer FCB1010 Midi Controlled Floorboard
Behringer Dualfex EX2200
Behinger Stereo EQ
Line 6 POD with 2.3 upgrade
Line 6 Floor Board
Line 6 Spider III Practice Amp
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post Sep 30 2008, 09:41 PM
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Impressive ohmy.gif

Im about to upgrade my computer too won't be as fast as yours- I'll only be on 4 cores (phh loser)
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post Sep 30 2008, 09:43 PM
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QUOTE (DeepRoots @ Sep 30 2008, 04:41 PM) *
Impressive ohmy.gif

Im about to upgrade my computer too won't be as fast as yours- I'll only be on 4 cores (phh loser)


*Patronizing tone of voice *

There there, Jord, I'm sure it will be quite fast ...

Mine on the other hand will render GMC lessons so fast that it will go back in time and implode the Space Time continuum! Mwaaahaaahaaa!


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Electric Guitars : Ibanez Jem7v, Line6 Variax 700, Fender Plus Strat with 57/62 Pickups, Line6 Variax 705 Bass
Acoustic Guitars : Taylor 816ce, Martin D-15, Line6 Variax Acoustic 300 Nylon
Effects : Line6 Helix, Keeley Modded Boss DS1, Keeley Modded Boss BD2, Keeley 4 knob compressor, Keeley OxBlood
Amps : Epiphone Valve Jnr & Head, Cockburn A.C.1, Cockburn A.C.2, Blackstar Club 50 Head & 4x12 Cab
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post Sep 30 2008, 09:43 PM
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I bid you luck Dr Frankenstein wink.gif


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post Sep 30 2008, 09:51 PM
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Its not the size of your Cores, its how you use them........


In my case 4 cores just for browsing websites laugh.gif laugh.gif


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post Sep 30 2008, 09:55 PM
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OMG Andrew , 8 cores !! Please make sure you don't make a nuclear disaster smile.gif

That's a monster really , should work very well once you build it ! smile.gif


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post Sep 30 2008, 10:00 PM
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QUOTE
Mine on the other hand will render GMC lessons so fast that it will go back in time and implode the Space Time continuum!


Will our slower computers be able to play your lessons still?

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My Gear

Jackson SL-1 USA Soloist
Jackson DK2M
ESP LTD MH-400
ESP LTD EC-1000
Ibanez Custom S-Series
Martin 001 Acoustic

Handmade Marshall JCM800 50watt head (with mods)
Carvin 50x2 Stereo Tube Amp
Boss GT-10 Preamp/Effects Processor
Digitech GSP-1101 Preamp/Effects Processor
Behringer FCB1010 Midi Controlled Floorboard
Behringer Dualfex EX2200
Behinger Stereo EQ
Line 6 POD with 2.3 upgrade
Line 6 Floor Board
Line 6 Spider III Practice Amp
Nady UHF Wireless


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post Sep 30 2008, 10:03 PM
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*no green eyed smiley* laugh.gif

Sounds cool, I want one!!

I cannot convince my wife to allow any upgrade on PC at the mo, so will have to make do with the 2.3 mice o hertz dual applecores, shoebox case, and abacus basically a small advancment on the "Difference Machine" sad.gif laugh.gif


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post Sep 30 2008, 10:25 PM
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Just a "touch" faster Andrew. smile.gif

No don't give us those excuses with you old machine being to old etc, we all know that you are actually buying 8 core machine so you can make the tea directly on the case, without having to go to the kitchen. Admit! biggrin.gif










Kidding aside, that is one heavy piece of machinery. I'm very interested to see how you gonna do the isolation and cooling.


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post Sep 30 2008, 10:31 PM
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Holy moly, now that's a machine smile.gif
Congratulations smile.gif
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post Sep 30 2008, 10:39 PM
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Save a little money for some oven mitts! tongue.gif


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post Sep 30 2008, 10:43 PM
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NNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! vista sucks. no amout of software, recording software, or printer will work on vista!!!!!! get something else. but other than that, sweet!


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