At 5/4/11 11:28 AM, Envy wrote:
At 5/4/11 03:56 AM, midimachine wrote:
Implying technology doesn't pretty much double in how far its come every couple years.
At 5/3/11 11:05 PM, jarrydn wrote:
Was thinking of going i7, but there doesn't seem to be much point. Anyone care to sway me?If nothing else, get the i7 just for the sake of futureproofing/longevity.
Yeah, Logical, Envy and SBB pretty much hit the nail on the head as far as I'm concerned.
4 physical cores is fine for me, 8 virtual cores seems kinda useless, especially as FLstudio doesn't really seem to handle multiple cores in a very sophisticated fashion (I could be wrong on this one, anyone?).
RAM to me is much more important. 16GB will mean that I can eliminate swapping, which I assume can only mean good things for my system drive (of which I want to buy a fairly nice one). Still haven't decided between SSD or 10,000 RPM platter, but in either case, keeping the read/write cycles to a minimum will keep it healthy and reliable.
Plus I want to start working with samples and live audio manipulation (as well as film editing, image manipulation, and possibly even 3D rendering if it ever takes my fancy), and it just seems to me that there's no such thing as too much ram. RAM is fast, cheap, and available in quantities that far exceed the total capacity of the hard drive that I had in my computer back in 2002.
I guess the point is that I'd rather cough up $70 and double my RAM, rather than spend $100+ and trick my computer into thinking it had 8 cores.