64 months ago
I've already planned out a new HTPC gaming rig, but now I'm looking at planning out my new rig for my home recording studio. I stopped recording professionally so to speak, but for my own projects, I still have the same demands as far as the software workload is concerned.
I know for gaming, the I5 hits the sweet spot for performance/value. However, is it worth it to really spend the extra bucks and go with the i7 for specifically home recording applications? My last studio rig was based on a 27" i7 iMac, so it's hard to really see the comparison myself. If any of you guys are recording enthusiasts and have a better idea of which route is better, let me know!