There's a place nearby that's been around a while that builds PCs. I got a quote for the PC described below, which I intend to use for VSL (Giga) as well as Kompakt/Kontakt 2 libraries like EWQLSO. They said $890, which seems a little low (I'm normally a Mac guy.) Am I just forgetting something, or is there some item I've made a mistake on?
Pentium 4 2.8Ghz with Pentium motherboard
2 gig RAM
80 gig and two 260 gig SATA drives
USB and Firewire
I'm considering a bump up to a 3.2Ghz processor. Is that worthwhile? I'm sticking with Pentium 4 because it works fine on my other VSL/Giga computer and I'm not into having the fastest and best, just something simple, inexpensive and reliable.
I'm also considering Windows XP Pro rather than Home. It boots up faster for me here, but maybe that's because of some particular setting the tech set up for me? Is there any other advantage to XP Pro for a music only rig?
Thanks for any input!
- Mike Greene