I have a pretty aged machine at the moment that is primarily a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) that I would like to upgrade or replace.
Its a Xion 630watt psu, Asus M2A-VM motherboard, 4gb ddr2 ram ?, Amd Dual Core 3.2 6400+ cpu, creative xf-i fatal1ty sound card ( which I think might have issues, ever since going to windows 7 a lot of functions have stopped working) , visiontek raedeon hd 6950,2 24" Sony 3D 1080p monitors, 500gb hard drive( was recycled out of an even older machine so its dated) and a dvd-rw drive. I am using windows 7 64bit.
Mostly I will be using this machine to run Samplitude, Fl studio, and several vst plugins my most frequent being 2c Aether/Breeze and Massive.
I nearly always have Skype, Dropbox, and Team Viewer going simultaneously, although I currently get very nasty audio under runs in FL Studio especially when using 2c Aether and Massive simultaneously. I do a lot of file sharing through dropbox and a lot of File zipping/rarring . I do some gaming, but I have a PS3 and 360 so it is not my priority for this machine. I also watch a lot of online video. Mostly, I would like to be able to run several programs at once, have 2 monitors and not have under runs in Fl Studio. Multitasking with audio production tools is priority 1.
I'm hoping to spend no more than $600. Any Suggestions on what I should get?