Another Processor thread!!!
OK folks, I've done a search, I've even spoken to the mighty DosBox, but I'm still in a bit of a quandry.
My main machine at home needs a better engine under the bonnet (Currently on a P4).
My options are (ranked in order of cheapness!!):
1) By a Core2Duo (probably e8400) to swap out, keep all other bits (Foxconn MoBo) £110
2) Upgrade Mobo, CPU and RAM to Phenom X4 (prob the 955), and new DDR3 RAM £250-£300ish
3) Upgrade Mobo CPU, and RAM to i5 £350-£400
So, bang for buck terms what's your thoughts?
The machine is used to multitrack audio mix down (CuBase); basic video work (although HiDef) with Premiere elements, and the usual email, office type apps.