Yo /g/, building my first PC for a home music studio and have a question... what's the most important stat to invest in for audio creation... CPU power? RAM?
Get more cores, you can always download more ram and overclock
what's your daw? and I would say processor, like >>52469241 said, you can always buy more ram
i get away with a haswell i54200u and 8gb ram, but im only using adobe audition and a few vsts
that's not gpu's fault, though.
video engines in DAWs are shit
If you really need to work with video get a lot more SSD space because fuckhueg intermediate codec files (prores, dnxhd) are what's used there because of the slim processor load
for the love of fuck the go back to reddit and enjoy your suboptimal hardware.
-get the most expensive non k i7 you can
-as much fast ram as you can
-as much fast m.2 ssds as you can
-hdd doesnt matter
-gpu doesnt matter, literally the cheapest shit will do, just make sure it can handle your resolution and monitor count
I'd rather not get a K processor for music work for stability reasons.
Single thread performance is the most important for audio software. Don't go AMD because there is still lots of software out there that was made with ICC, which sucks but there's nothing you can do about it. If you actually are using the software correctly though, you could produce miracles on a fucking pentium. That said, either a current or last gen i7 will be more than enough.