Hi all, this is probably a worn out topic, but I am a MX8 PRO user, my computer shares MC with other interests as I am sure many of yours do. The system is more than adequate and runs well. (Core 7, 3.4 ghz, 16 gig ram, WIN 7-64 bit, yada yada)
My deal is I share this system with general PC stuff like finance software and gaming, and of course browsing. I continuously beat myself up that I really should purchase a separate stand alone machine for the music stuff and leave the gaming etc on this machine. I do have dual internal drivers for a RAID type backup and an external backup as well dedicated to MX - so every session before I shutdown, backups are done on two separate drives.
Again, no issues in operation other than an occasional BSOD due to a (possible) video driver issue I am trying to get straightened out, but it is just on my mind. A dedicated machine seems like where I "should" be.