i'm looking to build a new computer or upgrade my old one. the old one is a crappy little emachines with a 3.06 ghz single core processor. i need it for recording music in the program 'protools le' which is an awefully large digital audio workstation. i'd like to keep the total cost under $1,000. i don't play video games so the video card doesn't need to be anything great. i'm also running 'reason 3.0' for writing music so it does at least need to have a decent 24-bit sound card.
would a 2-core processor with a faster speed or a 4-core one with a slightly slower speed be better? should i go all out and get 4 gb of memory or more? any other specifics or info i should know about what will work best would be great. if the information i'm looking for is already on another page, please send me a link. i'd love to check it out and get some more experienced people's opinions on this stuff. thanks.