I want to build a PC based server to add to my system. My question is what are the recommended processor speed and RAM requirements? I have heard that there are some good ripping programs. Are there any specs to watch for when selecting Hard Drives? What about sound card selection? I use PC's every day in my job, but using them for sound is all relatively new to me. I have a pretty good DAC, and am at the point of buying a new PC.
Also, does anyone know if the dual processors will in fact allow the PC to multitask. In the past I have seen that Macs seem to be much more proficient at this than PC's. Please enlighten me?