The Technical Support department at Cakewalk can be very demanding with computers they use for testing. This machine was able to handle everything they threw at it and served as a testing bed for Vista x64 for more than five months.
The Precision T3400 utilizes Intel's Core2 Duo series of processors and is available in configurations with the Core2 Quad processor. Additionally this model is highly customizable offering high performance options with up to 4 GB of RAM, speedy SAS drives, and dual monitor capable 512MB video cards.
Case layout and cabling is very clean and organized and the tool-less supports for the PCI cards and hard drives make swapping components and upgrading a breeze. An often overlooked option is the availability of both Mini-Tower and Desktop cases for more flexibility in space constrained home studios.
This machine offers a great value for the home studio with performance features that can handle large recording projects and the expandability to support multiple audio and MIDI devices.