Possible to build a Nord killer?


#41

Thanks for posting - I enjoyed watching the CNC milling!


#42

And here is another one:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/yk8ii0eknp0rtj8/Video%2023.11.18%2C%2021%2042%2022.mov?dl=0


#43

for the love of god, don’t get a Precision 7510 (and siblings).

i shelled out big dollar on a xeon with mighty fine specs.
it runs intelburn benchmarks fabulously but has latency issues that make realtime audio a flop.
i’ve tried everything apart from raising it with dell support.
by contrast i’ve got a dell e6430 i7 3rd gen that’s awesome and cost £200 (but runs a bit hot).


#44

Thanks for heads up on Precision 7510. I’ve only seen a few Precision laptops on the refurbished website. I have bought some Xeon based Precision towers from them though. I notice this laptop only has USB 3 ports. We’ve had a lot of issues with USB 3, I wonder if that’s what the issue was?


#45

cheers for the suggestion.
latency mon shows usb very busy with short dpcs, but that’s quite normal for the audio interface.
i think it’s a mix of gfx and acpi. dx has a much higher load than on other systems i have and the acpi causes repeated spikes every 10 - 30 seconds.
i’ve disabled as much of the acpi as possible (a battery device) which i think helped. but that leads to having no warning as the system runs out of juice (i posted about a problem that such a termination caused).


#46

I mostly avoid laptops that have gfx subsystems (as opposed to intel motherboard based)


#47

And here it is:

There is still a LOT of work to do. But it’s a great sneak peek! :slight_smile:


#48

Impressive! And designed and created in such a short time!


#49