I know someone else was looking for this info previously but I wanted some comments on a particular machine.
I'm looking at:
The 3000+ with the 1gb of ram.
Having a 250GB H/Drive would it be a good idea to have a d: partition that they could use as scratch data when creating compositions and have it delete the contents at startup with a startup script?
I'm also thinking fo adding an m-audio sound card to these in addition to the onboard 5.1 audio but is that really neccessary for GCSE music?