Old 10-31-2017, 04:29 AM   #1
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Default Woo hoo, new studio PC

I'm finally replacing my 8 year old Studio PC (early core i7, Windows XP) with a brand spanking new Windows 10 PC from Scan.co.uk with the latest kaby Lake core i7 7700k, 16GB RAM and fast SSD :-). Childishly excited...
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Old 10-31-2017, 07:21 AM   #2
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49 hours of installation hell and your first W10 feature update nuking all your drivers and authorisations will soon temper your excitement
Sounds like a great machine!
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Old 10-31-2017, 08:12 AM   #3
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Sweet. It's like an early Christmas for you! You must of been a very good boy? lol

I also just got a new pc, but a cheap one, but still better than my other 10 year old pc. So it felt good.

Took my a while to 'tame' windows 10. I can't remember everything I did, but it took several moves to disallow automatic updates and auto-scans, etc. I got fed up of having to wait 10 minutes for it to shut down, or login, because it was, well, upgrading... Now it will only upgrade if I tell it and it doesn't even nag me to do it. All the solutions are on the internet if you Google wisely.

Have fun.
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Old 11-09-2017, 04:00 AM   #4
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I'm finally replacing my 8 year old Studio PC (early core i7, Windows XP) with a brand spanking new Windows 10 PC from Scan.co.uk with the latest kaby Lake core i7 7700k, 16GB RAM and fast SSD :-). Childishly excited...
Well, the PC upgrade, including Windows 10 updates, took a while but went very painlessly :-)

Once I had downloaded all the appropriate drivers, all my gear and sample libraries installed without a hitch (even my original Midisport 2x2 midi interface!) and, finally, I was able to install ReaPack and Xpand!2 (I was on XP before) and move to 64-bit Reaper and Sonar (8.53) :-)

The PC itself boots in 20 secs and, so far, even with my highest track count and FX-rich projects, runs quietly and powerfully. I'm getting a 4.9ms reported latency with my RME Fireface UCX (on firewire) using a buffer of 256 samples, which I'm very pleased with. I loaded and played a couple of complex projects with an ASIO buffer size of 48 samples (reported latency 2.8ms) without glitches, so th epower is there if I need it :-)

Much kudos to Scan computers (scan.co.uk) for putting together a marvellous DAW PC.
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