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Old 08-25-2023, 08:53 PM
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One other question I'll ask here. For things like my iLok key, or my WiFi USB device, and other dongles, can I use one of those powered USB hubs? Will that create any issues?
As far as dongles, sure, but personally I'l keep a wifi dongle attached directly to the machine. You can grab a Wifi-supporting motherboard(so no need for dongles), btw.
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Old 08-31-2023, 12:12 PM
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Congrats on your newest Beast Build, Kris! What an amazing spec!

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DUDE!!! I still remember putting together the "Jet" aka the dual Opteron 265 with you! This new machine is louder than I'd like, but nowhere near as loud as that! haha.
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Old 09-24-2023, 10:23 AM
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I didn't really know about that. So the motherboard here has already an integrated GPU that could do the work (fluent screen for composing and editing) ?



Okay , i will erase the Nvidia one which was the cheapest from the list here.
Will save 75€ .


But what's your opinion guys overall about this ?

Hello everybody . Any thoughts ?


Thanks !
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Old 09-24-2023, 02:54 PM
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Hello everybody . Any thoughts ?


Thanks !
Built-in graphics vs dedicated graphics card?

If you have a modern/fast CPU (with integrated GPU), then offloading general graphics tasks to the CPU should work. Try it! Having said that ... if budget allows, get a graphics card.
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Old 09-24-2023, 05:13 PM
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Built-in graphics vs dedicated graphics card?

If you have a modern/fast CPU (with integrated GPU), then offloading general graphics tasks to the CPU should work. Try it! Having said that ... if budget allows, get a graphics card.
Agreed, that you can always try it with the iGPU first - it's anyway good to have the option as a fallback, IMHO. You can always add a discrete GPU later (second hand options can be very smart price-wise).
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Old 11-24-2023, 04:15 PM
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Hello-

It has been about 4 years since this beautiful forum helped me spec out a nice computer. It's time for a new one.

I know I would like

https://pcpartpicker.com/user/keithl...d/#view=pHvzvK

Intel Core i9-13900K 3 GHz 24-Core Processor
64GB memory
1TB M.2 Drive (OS)
2 TB M.2 Drive (Projects
a couple regular hard drives for samples (I have used WD in the past)

But after that, I am lost. I am reading a lot about concerns of getting the cooling right because the I9s overheat?

If anybody can help me with the rest of the parts, I'd truly appreciate it. I have been out of the parts game for a bit :)

Thanks,
Keith
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Old 11-24-2023, 04:22 PM
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Hello-

It has been about 4 years since this beautiful forum helped me spec out a nice computer. It's time for a new one.

I know I would like

https://pcpartpicker.com/user/keithl...d/#view=pHvzvK

Intel Core i9-13900K 3 GHz 24-Core Processor
64GB memory
1TB M.2 Drive (OS)
2 TB M.2 Drive (Projects
a couple regular hard drives for samples (I have used WD in the past)

But after that, I am lost. I am reading a lot about concerns of getting the cooling right because the I9s overheat?

If anybody can help me with the rest of the parts, I'd truly appreciate it. I have been out of the parts game for a bit :)

Thanks,
Keith
The i9-14900K is a minor upgrade, so unless the 13th gen is significantly cheaper I would still get that. It also runs slightly cooler at the same power use.

But yeah, you do need cooling. I run my i9-14900K (previously i9-13 and i9-12 before that) with the Noctua NH-D15, and it does throttle cinebench results down by 5-10%, but in actual Pro Tools use there isn't really an effect. The CPU can hit 100c TjMax at extreme loads (like Cinebench) but I don't mind, it's designed to whitstand it. A quality 360 or 420 AIO would be the best cooling for these, but I went with air because of peace of mind.
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Old 11-29-2023, 01:06 PM
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Hello-

It has been about 4 years since this beautiful forum helped me spec out a nice computer. It's time for a new one.

I know I would like

https://pcpartpicker.com/user/keithl...d/#view=pHvzvK

Intel Core i9-13900K 3 GHz 24-Core Processor
64GB memory
1TB M.2 Drive (OS)
2 TB M.2 Drive (Projects
a couple regular hard drives for samples (I have used WD in the past)

But after that, I am lost. I am reading a lot about concerns of getting the cooling right because the I9s overheat?

If anybody can help me with the rest of the parts, I'd truly appreciate it. I have been out of the parts game for a bit :)

Thanks,
Keith
If I was building today:

14th gen i9-14900K
MB from Gigabyte (or MSI) with Thunderbolt 4
64GB DDR5
a single 4TB PCIe4 (or PVIe5) NVMe SSD (perhaps partitioned for organizational convenience)
Titanium rated PSU - fanless if possible
NVidea GPU (note: a modest GPU model is fine for Pro Tools)
CPU cooler - air or liquid - whatever (I like push/pull low-RPM low-Db fans. Make sure the thermal paste is good. This also helps with thermals: https://www.newegg.com/p/0VE-01P6-00...9SIB7ZVK4M7506 )
low-RPM low-Db case fans
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Old 11-29-2023, 03:19 PM
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If I was building today:

14th gen i9-14900K
MB from Gigabyte (or MSI) with Thunderbolt 4
64GB DDR5
a single 4TB PCIe4 (or PVIe5) NVMe SSD (perhaps partitioned for organizational convenience)
Titanium rated PSU - fanless if possible
NVidea GPU (note: a modest GPU model is fine for Pro Tools)
CPU cooler - air or liquid - whatever (I like push/pull low-RPM low-Db fans. Make sure the thermal paste is good. This also helps with thermals: https://www.newegg.com/p/0VE-01P6-00...9SIB7ZVK4M7506 )
low-RPM low-Db case fans
Agreed, except I would dedicate one physical drive for the OS 1-2TB, fastest you can get. For audio I find even Gen3 speed really good tbh.
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Old 11-30-2023, 08:58 AM
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... I would dedicate one physical drive for the OS ...
I switched over to a single 4TB PCIe4 drive for everything. So far so good !!! Western Digital Black SN850X 4TB https://www.newegg.com/western-digit...82E16820250244 I made 3 partitions: OS (no additional data), sessions (recent/active only), & samples (not a ton of VI libraries in my case). All backups, misc data, boot-drive-images, etc on externals. Works!
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