- Be able to run multiple large development programs at the same time.
- Multiple monitor setup.
- DVD/TV tuner capability.
- Good sound output for small auxiliary speakers.
- High speed USB (I use a 1:4 expander right now; I could use up to 5 in my current setup)
- Enough memory for both the development software and music.
I will most likely go for Windows Vista? That seems to be the latest and greatest. I have been reading and a core duo processor looks like a very good choice. Anyways, beyond that I just need some general help with the MOBO, RAM, maybe a good CD/DVD unit, and sound/video card (sapphire, AGP?). I think a psu is easy enough to pick out, and case might be last too. I am just stepping my foot in the door right now. My budget is about $1000 for it all, but if a good system can be for $800 so be it, or $1200, so be it. Thanks to all you for the help!