I am an Audio/Video/Graphics designer looking for the proper machine for multi-media production. Please help me find the right components I need.
My second Dell machine recently crapped out on me (XPS 600) so needless to say I'd like to battle Michael Dell till death but I'll spare you with my hatred for anything Dell related.
These are my primary tools I use on daily basis for various productions:
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe After Effects
Propellerheads Reason 4.0
As you can see, I spend a lot of time rendering various footage material from my clients along with Premiere and After Effects along with audio creation which requires a high-quality audio card intended for musicians.
I don't know much about customizing machines and which brand to trust but I do know that I need at least 4 gigs of memory, a fast processor and a high quality audio card for music production. (I also know that I have to get Vista whether I want to or not, and since most programs I use only support 32-bit, I can't really go for a 64 bit Vista)
Given the programs I listed and my desire for fast rendering and high quality audio production, which audio cards/processors would you recommend?
I am leaning toward HP m9200t series
Much thanks in advance to all!