It’s time to replace my G4 with an Intel Pro but I have to buy refurbished. I have read and do understand the posts on the subject but I’m still not clear on my best option for my circumstance as follows.
I have a MOTU 24i interfaced with a PCI-424 which I am happy with so I obviously want to retain that. (No laptop for me). I want to upgrade to Cubase 6. I often run as few as 16 tracks but with dynamics, FX and inline processors like Mic Modeller, B4 organ and Autotune heavily utilized.
Obviously bigger is better/ faster etc but is it worth the extra $650? Can anyone make a recommendation? 2.0; 2.66 or 3.0GHz? 2 x 2.6 or 3.0? (or is that the same thing ?) Two Quad Core 1GB or 2GB?
I appreciate every input.