Value CPU's...What should I do?
Gentlemen, gentlemen and ladies if there are any...
How are you all doing? That's great!
Here's my situation.
My goal is to have a system that can smoothly run all my midi-related programs (NUENDO with plug-ins, Band in the box, Full VST libraries, etc) in addition to having many firefox tabs, MSN windows, and possibly encording all taking place in the background.
I realize doing multitrack records is going to require some nice drive speed, but I'd like to stick with an 80gb 7200x8
The machines currently at my disposal are: Compaq SFF (pictured in sig)
Duron 900 256x40
Athlon 1800+ @ 1.6 512x80
I'm going to be using the M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card and I'm willing to listen to whatever suggestions you might have for expenditures...I've been looking at the celeron d's, low end a64s and the pentium d 305 as viable options should i decide not to go with my 1800+.
Let me know what you think i should do...and money IS a concern...the less money spent the better!