[Ardour-Users] building a new machine for Ardour

Michael Bechard gothmagog at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 9 07:24:26 PST 2008

I have a new setup very similar to this, but with the regular ATX-sized motherboard based on the G43 chipset (Intel BOXDG43NB). I've yet to do any real serious Ardour work with it, and I only plan on mixing pre-tracked audio anyway, but so far it seems to be a good setup with Ubuntu Studio. Only real issues so far; jackd sometimes craps out, but I believe this is due to quirky LADSPA plugins, and I'm having issues getting the intel XFree driver to recognize the built-in graphics (stuck with vesa for now). What's nice about it is you get 3 PCI, 3 PCIe x1, and 1 PCIe 2.0 x16, along with all the other built-in stuff, for a reasonable price.


----- Original Message ----
From: Matthew Polashek <matt at tinysongs.net>
To: ardour-users at lists.ardour.org
Sent: Tuesday, December 9, 2008 8:06:47 AM
Subject: Re: [Ardour-Users] building a new machine for Ardour

Try this?

Intel BOXDG45FC Mini ITX Intel Motherboard        129    1    129
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor        169    1    169
Kingston 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory        28.99    2    57.98
SAMSUNG Slim 8X DVD±R DVD Burner Black EIDE/ATAPI Model SN-S082H        45.99    1    45.99
StarTech PCI-Express 1x Left Slot Riser Card Model PCIE1RIS        16.99    1    16.99
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 250GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive        54.99    2    109.98
Morex 7677 1U Mini-ITX Rackmount w/200W ATX Power Supply    1    189.99    1    189.99
CoolJag OAK-7 1U Server CPU Cooler - Socket 775        32    1    32
            sub total    750.93

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> Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2008 16:39:58 -0500 (EST)
> From: "Justin M. Streiner" <streiner at cluebyfour.org>
> Subject: [Ardour-Users] building a new machine for Ardour
> To: ardour-users at lists.ardour.org
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> I'm planning to build a new machine to do my audio work early next year. To start off, it will mainly be to mix and master audio that is tracked on other devices, but eventually I plan do do more tracking directly in Ardour.  The plan is to be able to record at least 24 tracks simultaneously, with the option of expanding in the future, if needed.
> That said, does anyone have any recommendations as far as motherboards, etc?  In other words have any of you been using hardware that has performed well and been reliable?  I've been using Asus mobos for the past 4-5 years and been very happy with them.  I'm also not against making the switch to AMD CPUs if needed.
> Beyond that I'm planning to have two hardware SATA-300 RAID sets in the box - a mirrored set for the system drive and a striped/mirrored set for for the audio data.  I do plan to get a mobo that can handle > 4 GB of RAM, but I don't think I'll put more than 4 into the box until it makes more sense to make the jump to 64-bit...
> jms
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