To start off, sorry Mods and dudes if this is in the wrong section, being computer related. But it is based on recording so i thought this was the right place for it. Lately i've been getting random crashes in Reaper. Some have been expected, typically when i have a few buss tracks setup with TH-U and load orchestra and others into Kontakt 5 tracks. But lately even using just TH-U has caused some major latency/pops,clicks,cracks etc. As of right now, my main PC is a 2013 Acer Aspire TC-605 tower. I know in the PC world this is considered "classic" lol, but here are my specs; Intel i5-4460 @ 3.20GHz Integrated GPU, intel just can't remember right off hand which one 8GB of RAM, expandable up to 16GB 2TB Internal HDD For the time i thought it was a pretty good deal, but really the only things i can see that can be updated in this tower is the RAM. Now my issue. I bought a used Dell Optiplex 3010 SFF about 3 months ago for uber cheap, added a Nvidia GT 1030 GPU, a 1TB 2.5 HDD and an extra 2GB of RAM that was compatible i had in an older dell and used it for a primary poor mans emulation-gaming rig. Works great for that. It has an i3-3220 if i remember right? @ 3.30GHz. These are going for stupid cheap on Ebay right now and i wondered, would it not be better just to buy another 3010 SFF for my main PC as well and add to it as i go, or just add to the Acer? As it looks to me, the only thing i can improve on in my Acer is additional RAM. If you guys were debating between the 2, which would you choose to speed up recording/VST usage in Reaper, and why? I'm totally on the fence with this, and starting out have less than $100 to work with. This could be either additional RAM or a another used 3010. EDIT: Just thought of another pro ATM, if i did decide on another Optiplex, then that means i have a 5.25 Internal HDD i can pull out of my Acer and put in either the "new" one or my gaming one, plus if the RAM is compatible i could add the 8GB to the other 2 computers. EDIT2 Lol: I just checked crucial.com and it shows the same RAM that is in the Acer is compatible with the Dell's. So there's that also if that makes any difference.