I'm in the process of building my own music-editing suite and am building a PC to go with it. But I don't want to have to do basic home computer functions on the editing PC - I'm going to keep my current one, and (because it's a bit rubbish) upgrade it so it'll run fairly quickly.
I do like to play Civilisation, Command & Conquer, Starcraft etc, but I'm not too interested in PC gaming so I don't need ridiculous clock speeds and the like, just something which'll let me run multiple programs (word processing, internet browsing, downloading) comfortably. I have a very short temper and get very angry at my computer atm... >:-o
I just upgraded to 2GB RAM, and that's done a lot of good, but I really think I need to upgrade the processor to give it a little more whack.
I was thinking Intel Core 2 Duo?
So can anyone recommend a good, mid-range motherboard which will fit my Dell Optiplex case and have slots for 184-pin RAM? Possibly with integrated video & sound cards?