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Well, at least you won't have to upgrade for a long long time. So maybe the savings of not upgrading in a few years are saved now with what you have.

There are a bunch of free programs out there, but whether they have malware is a total guess. I know a friend of mine used to create and edit videos and whenever he had to use compression, he always used Sorensen Squeeze. It may help during the final stages, but not really for creating the music itself. I'll ask him if he created his music or used bits and pieces from existing music.
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Well, I know most of you are losing sleep over whether or not I am going to sell my PC. Well, I have decided to hold on to the PC, and sleep in the bed I made for myself. I should still be able to pay off my credit card by the end of summer (dang minimum wage jobs) and I highly doubt I will regret having held on to it. I may, some day, regret getting rid of it, though.

On a related side-note, I reformatted and installed Vista again about a week and a half ago, and am yet to install any games, and I don't miss them. I also haven't played MGS4 in about the same amount of time. I played for about 4 hours while I installed Vista, and haven't touched a video game, in any form, since. Odd...
    
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sell it and grab a celeron base rig.. or an old 333mhz duron.. LOL
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He's right. No need for sarcasm. Just look at PS2's life cycle. By the end of its life cycle, it was playing MGS3 perfectly. A PC bought at launch day of PS2 would have been hard pressed to play Half Life 2 at full detail by the time it came out.

Even look at the PS3. If you had built a PC right when the PS3 came out, then good luck playing Crysis. But the PS3 plays MGS4 perfectly. Consoles, by nature, get better with time. PCs don't. It's that simple.
lol. PCs will always be more powerful, the reason we get crappy performance is because we run at insane resolutions compared to consoles. Consoles have an advantage as well because they are usually displayed on a device that is made to take low quality images(e.g 480p cable) and blow them up with acceptable quality. ? Look at GTA4 on the PS3, If you think its running at 1080p your crazy.

Consoles have their place and i'm in no way saying their a waste of money.

PS. Sell your pc and get a dell! lol!
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Yea, keep your PC. You'll be happy you did. Music production mainly requires alot of CPU bandwidth, and hard drive storage. On board video and decent RAM are sufficient. On board sound is also sufficient because you won't be using it for your purposes. You don't want any of those "gaming sound cards" either. Your going to want an external sound card with microphone pre-amps, midi, or whatever else you'll need, and a decent set of studio headphones or monitors.

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I'm not really sure, yet. I know Garage Band for Macs is great, but I'm not sure about a PC equivalent.
Garage Band is okay, but for serious production there's better options out there. The PC equivalent would probably be Audacity, which basically just gives you the ability to lay down some tracks. But if you want more out of your production, you'll want to step it up a notch and look into something of better quality. I'd recommend looking at Cubase, Cakewalk Sonar, Reason, or Ableton Live (which is more for DJ'ing/synth production then recording).
 
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unless u already have a decent HDTV, i wouldnt recommend?
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U win either way
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