New here, first post so here goes...
Been browsing through the forum for a while but my requirements seems to be a bit too specific.
We want to sell our Mac Pro (2011, 6-core 3.33Ghz Xeon, 12GB DDR3) for a more portable and efficient set-up.
The goal is to make a portable Mavericks/Win8 machine (micro atx) optimized for realtime audio, video and some workstation (after effects, video editing) duties as well.
We do audivisual performances, where we combine multichannel audio with MIDI controllers and DMX controlled lighting. This gives some specific performance issues with latency, apparently L1 cache and chipset quality are important here. Maybe a gamer set-up comes close?
So what we'd need:
- micro atx
- high end CPU
- 256 GB SSD
- 2TB HDD
- medium to high end graphics, for video editing, 3D
- stability is a major factor, it's for live performances, so no cooling issues etc
- firewire 800 / USB3 / gigabit ethernet etc.
- we have RME Fireface audio interfaces, but maybe a PCI-Express card would be better
If we can keep it under 2000 euros that would be swell, 1500 is better.
Any help greatly appreciated...