Hey errbody, I'm building a computer for my brother's studio and was looking for some advice. His hardware/software is only 32-bit compatible, but I haven't decided whether I should do Vista or XP on there. Any thoughts as to which would be faster?
This computer won't be used for internet, movies, gaming, or anything else non-recording related. I'm just trying to get something that's fast enough so he can monitor tracks in real time with no latency and can run his software without any glitches or lagging.
This is my first build, so any help would greatly be appreciated, but this is what I have so far. His budget is around $400-$450. The OS, monitor, and peripherals are all taken care of already.
Here's what I got so far:
RAM (I know Vista/XP will only see 3GB, right?)
Case and PSU
I didn't list everything, only the essentials really. I can take care of the CD/DVD drive and stuff, but just wanted to get an opinion for that setup. Anything I should swap out or lose?
Also, I'm going to need a video card for the board I have listed. Granted that I keep the board, any suggestions for a cheap card? Like I said, it'll be used for recording, not gaming.