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I am looking for something older. I will be getting som p4's but am not sure if those are good enough. Any ideas?
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Conroe.

Older? Maybe a PD 805 or something.
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nothing That is better then what I currently have is what I mean by "older"
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I am looking for something older. I will be getting som p4's but am not sure if those are good enough. Any ideas?
I'd say get a good release of the E6420 chips and overclock it like mad ... or at least a 1.5ghz jump over stock ...

I use a E6400 @ 3.6ghz for day to day multitrack work ... using Sony Vegas and man does it work well!

When working with audio only, the render times are simply smoking ...

    
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Put what about older say dual p4 xeons or something?

Look at my sig rig and you will understand how poor I am.......
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Yeah, but what're you going to pay for dual P4 Xeons? They'll be cheap, but probably in the end for a little more you could just get a C2D and outperform them
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I think your 3.0 Prescott would be fine for most light recording. I would recommend spending your money on another 512mb of RAM, instead. You'd be very surprised how much more potential that CPU has.
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I could but Look at this thread and see my Other ideas. I know you point buit my budget is low I cannot get a job and am saving for drums....

http://www.overclock.net/sound-cards...ml#post2370718

This is what would be in combo with it.

I do see your point in new stuff but right now I can only afford old stuff

EDIT: I need more sound card space althugh because my board is microATX
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what type of recording are you talking about? for just regular mp3 recording I had decent luck with a p3 300mhz cpu. most audio task don't seem to be that intesive.
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no

like drums guitar bass and vocals
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