You don't need super fast. Virtually anything that you buy nowadays will be plenty fast. You don't want on board sound, but if it comes with it you can disable it. Seems that the Creative Labs Audigy series is among the better sound cards. Of course great speakers are needed to hear the sound properly, but one buys them separately from the computer.
Yes, you want a large size hard drive, if it is a new computer it should support any drive presently available, 300GB's are available, matters not whether IDE or SATA drive, although SATA is newer technology so has the best growth capability. Most mobo's now have both IDE and SATA controllers. Older ones could have a BIOS limit of 137 GB, but even then one can get around that..
Get a good DVD burner to save your music files to a data DVD from the hard drive to always have plenty of room on the drive.
Hello everyone. I need a PC for a specific use and I was wondering if you guys could help me get the best one. I'm going to start a music related business and I need a machine that can help me in music recording; which means that it has to be fast, with a lot of physical memory and with a kick *** sound card. I've been away from the PC world and I don't know what technology fits me better, so I need you guys to tell me what to buy.
You're help will be very welcomed.