Is it uberhaubt possible to have a low-power workhorse pc, to save energy?
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On Fri, Sep 3, 2010 at 11:48 AM, Danni Coy wrote:
> 1) Obviously Sound card and Monitors are most important. Beyond that it
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1) Obviously Sound card and Monitors are most important. Beyond that i=
t depends on the type of task. Softsynths will be typically be CPU limited,=
Multitrack recording Harddrive IO limited. I would perhaps look at this pa=
ge for Ardour=A0http://ardour.org/linux_system_requirements=A0which basi=
cally says that any modern hardware will be fine.
2) Dual core should be fine, Quad cores will allow you to run more tas=
ks at once. Currently it seems that intel have best low power options with =
the i3,i5,i7 series. AMD might be worth a lookin if you also want accerated=
graphics on a budget.
3) I built a system with the Antec P180 case about a 2 years ago. It w=
orked quite well. There may be better options now.4) Because I h=
ave a firewire based audio interface I have been going with Gigabyte Mainbo=
ards (TI firewire onboard).
5) Whatever you find a comfortable size to use. I have a 23 " in =
front of me at the moment and it seems a pretty good size to work with. If =
you also do a lot of photography or graphic design then I would look at eit=
her an IPIS or PVA based monitor IPIS monitors typically start at 1000 doll=
6) Fans will largely depend on what else you end up doing. Larger fans=
typically make less noise.Is it uberhaubt=
possible to have a low-power workhorse pc, to save energy? Which component=
s are especially important here?