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Old 10-21-2019, 01:39 PM
Sugarnutz Sugarnutz is offline
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Location: Great State of Mississippi
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Default Re: Please Help Me Upgrade My Old TDM Rig

I had an HD4 Accel PCI-x in a i5 PC, running 8.1.1 and it was OK, not optimum though. I picked up a 6-slot Magma PE6R4 Chassis on eBay for $325 with PCIe interface card & cables. Then I picked up 2 more Accel cards with flex cable for $90 each on eBay for an HD6. This I put into a i7 PC 4.4Ghz/32Gb/SSD boot/10K RPM spinners, now it's a dadgum hot-rod. Now this Magma chassis will work with your Mac, but your PCIe cards will not. Good news is that the PCI-x Core & Accel cards are cheap and plentiful while the PCIe cards not quite so. Sell your cards on eBay and use that money to get a Magma and PCI-x Core & Accel cards. You can run up to Pro Tools HD10 with I think Mavericks the latest OS. Lot's of available options. Good Luck!
HD Native Thunderbolt
HD6 Accel in Magma PE6R4 Expansion Chassis
PT HD 10, 11, 12, Ultimate 2018, 2019
Cubase 9.5 Pro
Vienna Ensemble Pro 7
Icon D-Command

HD Omni
192 Analog I/O 8 in/8 out/Digtal I/O
192 Analog I/O 8 in/Digital I/O
Two 192 Digital I/O
Apogee Rosetta 800, AD16X & DA16X (All wth X-HD cards)
Antelope Zen Studio+ Thunderbolt

15" Mid-2015 MBP 2.2 GHz i7 16 Gb RAM
512 Gb Flash Drive - OS X 10.14.3

Gigabyte z390 Designare
I9 990K 4.7 GHz
64 Gb of DDR4 3200
Gigabyte RX580 8 Gb
MacOS 10.14.5 Mojave

Intel Core i7-4790K 4.4 GHz
32 GB of DDR3 1600
EVGA GTX 760 Video Card
OS X 10.13.6 High Sierra & Win 7 Pro 64 bit

Dynaudio BM5 Mk III
B&W 604 s2
800W 15" Ported Subs
McIntosh MC-7106 Bridged ~ B&W
Hafler P7000 "Diablo" ~ Subs
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