I am looking to buy a new desktop PC and monitor. I will use it primarily for recording and editing audio podcasts using Skpe and a Pamela recorded and perhaps some video podcasts. I need a computer that has a lot of memory and runs well using programs such as audio editors (Sony Vegas, etc.), Photoshop, Skype, iTunes, etc. I will often have numerous browsers and programs running at the same time. My budget is $1,000-$1,500. I would go less expensive if that is an option. I really don't know much at all about operating systems and processors. I don't need software, I have all I need, but I will need an operating system. I really need a powerful computer which handles audio recording very well. Can anyone suggest what I need?
I can walk into a Best Buy and purchase something or order it online.
Lastly, I would rather buy something too powerful then a computer that cannot handle what I need.
Can anyone suggest a good article to read on buying a new PC?