I am contemplating the purchase of a new PC. The last computer I purchased was an upper-end Dell Laptop Lattitude D810. It was good for it's time, but this was four or five years ago and is outdated now.
This time I am thinking of purchasing a desktop instead. It is nice to have something you can easily take with you, but 98% of the time I work at my office home. Additionally, I found my laptop limited in some ways. For example, I do a lot with music and so I need an upper-end sound card. I realize this a subjective question and everyone will have their own opinion, but rather than ask at a computer store, I thought I'd ask here for suggestions. I was pleased with Dell.
I need something with horsepower and at least six gig of memory. In addition to Music software programs, I write small database applications. I obviously am looking for the most bang for the buck. It would be nice to have a desktop machine that isn't extra large for those few times when I may need to take it with me to a client to demo an application.