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LMHmedchem

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  1. After some reading, I have come up with this as a starting point, CPU: Intel Core i5-7500 Kaby Lake 3.4 GHz LGA 1151 ($189) MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-H270M-DS3H rev. 1.0 H270 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 Micro ATX ($90) RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Redline 2x8GB DDR4 3000 MRA4U300JJJM8GX2 ($132) OS Drive: SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 250GB NVMe PCI-Express 3.0 x4 SSD MZ-V6E250BW ($125) Archive Drive: WD Blue 4TB Desktop Hard Disk Drive WD40EZRZ ($118) PSU: SeaSonic G Series SSR-550RM 550W 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular ($70) GPU: EVGA GeForce GT 710 DirectX 12 02G-P3-3713-KR 2GB 64-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 ($60) Case: DIYPC Cuboid-B Black USB 3.0 Gaming Micro-ATX Mid Tower ($50) Monitor: LG 32MP58HQ-W 31.5" FHD IPS Widescreen LED Backlight Monitor 5ms 1920x1080, 60 Hz ($200) After a $30 Microcenter rebate, the above comes to $1004. Can anyone see any issues with this as a parts list? I have a few other questions if anyone can help. Does a rig like this need a motherboard with thunderbolt video output and a thunderbolt monitor? This is very important as it completely changes the price structure. Are there any other suggestions about the video card and monitor? I would really like to add a second m.2 SSD for current project files but there aren't any Gigabyte H270 boards listed at newegg that have 2x m.2 slots. Can someone recommend another board? Otherwise I would need to go ATX. Is there anyone who uses Logic Pro who can tell me if there is an advantage to going with an i7 hyper-threading chip over the i5 listed above? Does it make sense to wait a bit until the new Intel hexacore chips come out in October or is the i5 quad above plenty of CPU? Not every application is multi-threaded to use every available core. This rig has 16GB of RAM, will Logic Pro utilize more than that if it is available? RAM is so expensive now that I don't want to waste budget on RAM if the software is not set up to use it. I am not sure about a sound card. I would guess Logic Pro could run off of the onboard card but if there are advantages to using an aftermarket card, I would appreciate advice on that. Thanks, LMHmedchem
  2. Hello, I have a friend who uses Logic Pro 9 for his home recording studio. He has a an older iMac with 8GB of RAM that cannot be upgraded. 8GB RAM places limitations on what he can do with the software but a newer iMac is out of his price range. I have built PCs for years, so I thought I would look into the specs for an Intel based system that could run OSX and Logic Pro 9. I am thinking that running OSX in a VM would not provide the required performance. Please let me know if I am not right about that. In the past I have looked at an OSX compatible system using a Gigabyte board, but that has been quit a while ago (Wolfdale, socket 775) so I need to start fresh. I would be looking at skylake or kaby lake. As far as details go details, I need to put together a hardware list, accumulate the necessary drivers, and find a place to buy the software that I need a license for. If someone here can give me some pointers or direct me to a good place to start looking, I would appreciate it. It would also be great to get some advice from someone who uses Logic Pro and can comment on hardware utilization. Is it helpful to have more than 4 cores, or is the max GHz per core more important? How much RAM is too much, especially since RAM can cost double the combined CPU and motherboard cost? Thoughts on a sound card, other peripherals,etc. Thanks for the input, LMHmedchem
  3. Hello, I have a friend who used Logic Pro 9 for his home recording studio. He has a an older iMac with 8GB of RAM that cannot be upgraded. 8GB RAM places significant limitations on what he can do with the software but a newer iMac is out of his price range. I have built PCs for years, so I thought I would look into the specs for an Intel based system that could run OSX and Logic Pro 9. I am thinking that running OSX in a VM would not provide the required performance. Please let me know if I am not right about that. In the past I have looked a OSX compatible system using a Gigabyte board, but that has been quit a while ago (Wolfdale, socket LGA 775) so I need to start fresh. If someone here can point me to the proper forum in which to post such a topic, I would appreciate it. As far as details go details, I need to put together a basic hardware list, accumulate the necessary drivers, and find a place to buy the software that I need a license for. Thanks for the input, LMHmedchem
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