Originally Posted by BroncoBuff
Cakewalk, eh? My friend tried to talk me into that 4 years ago, but I got a good deal on Audition.
Okay bsteven, great stuff.
Fast Dual Core better than a Quad - Quad has only limited advantages
Ram - most bang for the buck.
And you're anti-W7 for now?
I haven't seen W7, I heard there was some weird upgrade loop problem. If you want to be cutting edge go for it.
Alec is probably right about the programming for multiple cores I don't think you need a slow quad when you can get a faster Dual for what you are doing. It is all about how many instructions are in the chip and choke points at the buses.
If you want to reduce power and save the earth go with the less heat producing chip. Al Gore will thank you on next years 30 Rock Green week show...if the earth lasts another year.