Triphosphate wrote:UpnDown: you're overthinking things WAY too much... you can literally go to Best Buy, grab any laptop or desktop on the market right now (not netbook) and you're good to go as far as FL 10 is concerned... if you aren't running Pro Tools HD I don't understand what the problem is... You mention FL having glitchy popping sounds, perhaps you never looked into the preferences and raised your buffering rate?
To be fair, that's not entirely true. It depends on the quality of components like the motherboard. Some pc's have real bad dpc latency spikes, the result being clicks and pops in audio. A pc built specifically for audio will usually have hardware that has been tested for this.
My dell laptop has shitty spikes, i bought it in 2008 and didn't know about this. I've disabled all of the stuff i don't use and they've gone down, and if i disable wifi they go altogether.
My i7 desktop was built from the list of components from one of scan.co.uk's audio pc's. It has ultra low latency, and i can run everything on minimal buffer settings.