I'm looking for a cheap off the shelf system to be able to run Ableton w/ midi controller and a few VSTs (Serum, etc). This is just as a hobby so don't plan on doing anything uber intensive.
I read most of this forum and most of what I found is people building $1K US or better machines, but that just isn't in my budget for this hobby. Maybe down the line if I get the sickness hard, I can get something better, but for now.. it's budget city
Would this be a decent starter box?
Intel i5 8400 6Core Coffee-Lake (2.8GHz) 8GB DDR4-2666 (32GB Max RAM); 1TB 7200RPM HDD, Win10 Home ($400)
https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Intel-Cor ... ating/3939 (https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Intel-Core-i5-8400/Rating/3939)
Thanks everyone. Want to get something soon so I can order my midi and software so I can get started. FL on my old laptop is stifling.