In the last year I have completely dropped my GS3 DAW and turned it into a very powerful drum DAW w/ LSAD, and various libraries for percussion, and Modular synthesis kits made in Scope DSP.
My main DAW uses 3 x Scope Pro cards, and Bidule / GVI & K2 based VSTi's.
I have watched for years and finally decided to get K2 as I had reached a point where Gigastudio lacked developers, now I have a large pool to draw from for content.
Since I am basing my next upgrade on proven mature hardware, I wish to make sure I can keep adding quality VSTi's to my live projects.
I plan on using the fastest Core 2 Duo, the E6850. But I was concerned about my memory sub-system. I have a large collection of WD1500 Raptors, I am aware they are not crucial anymore, but I have used Raptors live 24/7 since the WD360G, so I am sold and will not sway.
I am perplexed though about the RAM, and if a CL3 latency is best, or the super high end FSB speed is best. I could easily OC to achieve a fast top end, but I have had such great sucess w/ low latencies on my RAM as well as DSP cards. I have never OC'd a DAW before, but here in Las Vegas a friend who runs a video archiving facility uses Nuendo and OC's it as he claims it can use the 3GB switch, and add more VSTi's.
I would like to follow that train of thought, but I don't run RAID 3, and have no need to do A/V work with this particular DAW.
I would like to add more content, along with the 3GB LAA trick, but since I have gone to a VST shell for a host, I am not sure about the way I will implement my RAM timings.
Any tips would be appreciated, as I will upgrade from my current stock DP965LT / E6700 DAW, to a P35 based E6850 in late December.
Thanks for any tips concerning this matter,