Sorry to be posting this here, but I've posted this twice in the hardware forum and received exactly 0 responses. Hope you'll forgive me, I'm about to spend lots of cash and don't want to make a mistake...
Do you think it's possible to over-build (and over-spend) on your main workstation? I'm looking at putting together a new main DAW, and wondering what to do. One option is to assemble a bleeding edge system, built with 2 of the new dual-core Xeons - 4 processors total. I'm wondering if this would end up being a waste of money, in that I'd probably run out of memory well before I'd even come close to maxing out the 4 processors, maybe even well before 2 or 3 processors? I can buy two Pentium dual-core Intel packages for the same amount of $$$ (using oveclocked D805's @3.2Ghz), and I'm wondering if this would be a wiser approach, because of the limited memory ability of PCs (I'm a PC-only guy). I don't mind spending the dough if it saved me from buying another machine, but it seems like this is not practical with the memory limitation. I've got VI Chamber Strings, EWQLSO Gold, Colossus, Altiverb, FM7, etc.
I'm really out of my league on this, haven't had any experience with large pro setups, but I'd like to start building one, and I need to maximize my (very) limited funds. Thanks for any help you can give.