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February 2, 2011 12:50:07 AM

Back about a month ago I asked everyone about a system -

Budget: Tops - 600.00 - No monitor, just the motherboard, cpu, memory, video card.

Used for: Home Music Studio using Cakewalk Sonar 8.5

Do I need quad core cpu?, will a dual core be sufficient and be good enough for recording music. (going through a firewire unit (tascam fw1884) for recording)
Recommended memory - I would like at least 6gigs.

I need to hook-up 2 monitors for display.

Well, wasupmike offered this setup for about $600.

" [...] 6811129065
- Antec case + power supply: $95 [...] 6813131651
- ASUS motherboard /w SATA6 + USB3: $100 [...] 6820231311
- G.SKILL 8GB RAM: $100 [...] 6814102902
- Radeon 5670 1GB /w Eyefinity (up to 3 x monitors) + silent cooling: $100 [...] 6822136544
- WD Caviar Black SATA6 640GB HD 64MB cache: $70 [...] 6827106289
- DVDRW drive: $17 [...] 6819103675
- Phenom II X4 945 (quad-core @ 3.0GHz /w L3 cache): $136

TOTAL: $618

and remember... for audio recording... you can get a cheaper CPU as well if you want to save a little more $ -> like the Athlon II X4 640 ($100), or a fast dual-core like the Phenom II X2 555 ($90) / 560 ($100) "

My budget is $1000.00 now and really want a bang for my buck.
You all have the absolute best advice and I trust your opinions.
Not gaming at all. 90% music with Sonar X1 - 10% rendering with 3D studio and Vue modeling software. Need smooth rotation on graphics in modeling.
With an extra $400 what would be better to add since I would like to use the computer for playing around with 3D studio or Vue software or would the current system wasupmike work good.

Would love to order from newegg next week.

Thank you very much.

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