It should suffice but for how many years do you intend to use that system for sound-editing/recording? The thing is that it could run future recording programs better than todays if you install a 64-bit system with a future 64-bit recording program. The intel Q8200 Processor can compute in 64-bit so if you put later a 64-bit OS on your comp and a 64-bit recording program (which don't exist yet today from what i know) you should end up with a faster system than you bought for 32-bit applications... The question is only: When will the first (reasonably priced) sound-programs be available in 64-bit? Does someone here know that?