Me and a friend and putting in £1400 between us to get a new home studio setup. We've sorted everything but are struggling with software. We want a super computer, 64 bit with 8GB RAM etc, and we'll be building it ourselves. Trouble is Pro Tools doesnt like 64 bit and will only use 3.5GB of RAM. Whereas Cubase will.

Cubase will run super fast, but is more expensive and doesnt come with the external soundcard. And Pro Tools is 'industry standard' cheaper but will only run at half rate.

What do you reckon's worth doing? My mind keeps spinning with options!!