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  • Sat, May 17 2008 7:31 PM

    • Blackburst1
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    xw8400 specs for MC

     Ok, so I'm scraping up some cash to get upgraded to MC from Xpress since its EOL.  My Dell 650 is no longer going to cut it so I'm looking at an xw8400.  I'm looking at buying an xw8400 (1x) Quad Core 2.6Ghz, with 4GB and FX1500.  It looks good to me and the price is close to what I can spend, but the Avid list shows that I should have Dual Quad core 2.6gz+ for the 8400.  Do i NEED dual quad cores, or will I be ok with a single Quad core.  After all at the bottom of the specs page it lists the generic minimum processor rating at a single Core Duo.  So am I going to be ok here?

      Also, I'm looking at an external Sata Raid (3ware Sidecar RAID5) on a PCI-express x4 card and I'm running mojo, so the specs say I need to use an external FW card.  Any specs on what slots to use for these?

    Thanks,
    -Walter

    - Avid Media Composer - Dell 7910 Workstation - Dual Xeon E5-2630 v3 8-core 2.4Ghz - 32GB ram - AMD FirePro W7100 - Blackmagic Design DeckLink... [view my complete system specs]

    Walter Lowe
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  • Sat, May 17 2008 9:10 PM In reply to

    Re: xw8400 specs for MC

    To do DNxHD capture with Mojo DX you will need 2 x Quadore (8 cores total). You can capture uncompressed HD with 1 x quadcore.

    MC 8.6.1, Windows 10, ASROCK X99M, Intel 5930K, Zotac GTX970, 32GB RAM, Transcend 512GB M.2 SSD & Dell U2713H. MBP 2012 Thunderbolt, OSX 10.10.5, MC... [view my complete system specs]
  • Sun, May 18 2008 1:17 AM In reply to

    • Blackburst1
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    Re: xw8400 specs for MC

     Thanks Dom,
      I dont think I'll have the cash for the DX anytime soon, so I guess the 1x quadcore will work for now.  I'm just old-school mojo for the time being.

    -Walter

    - Avid Media Composer - Dell 7910 Workstation - Dual Xeon E5-2630 v3 8-core 2.4Ghz - 32GB ram - AMD FirePro W7100 - Blackmagic Design DeckLink... [view my complete system specs]

    Walter Lowe
    Blackburst Entertainment
    wlowe@blackburst.net
    http://blackburstentertainment.com

  • Thu, May 22 2008 3:59 PM In reply to

    • Blackburst1
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    Re: xw8400 specs for MC

     Hey Dom,
      Where can I get info on the slots for External storage cards and whether I need a non-integrated FW card for running Mojo (old Mojo).

    -Walter

    - Avid Media Composer - Dell 7910 Workstation - Dual Xeon E5-2630 v3 8-core 2.4Ghz - 32GB ram - AMD FirePro W7100 - Blackmagic Design DeckLink... [view my complete system specs]

    Walter Lowe
    Blackburst Entertainment
    wlowe@blackburst.net
    http://blackburstentertainment.com

  • Thu, May 22 2008 4:03 PM In reply to

    Re: xw8400 specs for MC

    Here.

     The only thing the document does not address is eSATA. In this case you would usually put an eSATA controller where you would put the ATTO UL45/UL5D. Another option is just using a PCI bracket to convert your internal SATA port in to external. The only downside is RAIDing and such is limited to what the internal SATA controller can do (which is usually less than a dedicated SATA RAID controller). If you are going to use a multiport SATA box, you will need to use a dedicated SATA card.

    CalDigit and such are the popular choices for this.

    MC 8.6.1, Windows 10, ASROCK X99M, Intel 5930K, Zotac GTX970, 32GB RAM, Transcend 512GB M.2 SSD & Dell U2713H. MBP 2012 Thunderbolt, OSX 10.10.5, MC... [view my complete system specs]
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