I need to buy a new PC and want to be able to make music on it but amusingly am not sure how I'm gonna do so. In the past I just used whatever old PCs were given to me/ at work/ belonging to flatmates. Now I can start from scratch with a budget of around a grand which certainly gets me out of the most basic entry level. It'll also be used for some home office stuff, burning CDRs and some games possibly.
So aside from the basic advice of buy as much memory and as fast a CPU as you can afford, is there any particular steer that any techies on the board can suggest.