I started recording about six years now. I started out recording on a cheap Compact with a build in sound device on the motherboard. I have since moved up to an old gaming PC with a Presonus Interface. The motherboard has failed on me with the gaming PC. Note: I am not a gamer, so I will not be using this for gaming. I bought it off a friend. I do not wish to put myself on a budget with this build, but I don't exactly need a top of the line PC. I will be using Windows 7 Professional 64bit as my OS. I will eventually get the Presonus Studio Live 16. I may even use their Studio One Recording Software, not sure yet though. Right now I am using Cubase. Now my question is what would you suggest based on experience? I can't exactly go out and test all hardware out there. 1. I need a reliable power supply, powerful and quiet. 2. I need a reliable motherboard. This will really be based on what processor (Intel) I need to run a studio. I don't really now how much is a necessity, or how much is rediculous. 3. I need a good cd reader and burner, something that won't alter what I have recored when I burn a cd. I guess with that I would need software that would help prevent this as well. 4. I need a video card to display two screens. At the same time, I don't need anything crazy. I'm just looking at wave files, not 3D aliens. Sound card and firewire ports are taken care of. Hard drives are usally opinionated from luck. Just need a big case, two screens and I'm good to go. Forgive me if I left anything out. Please reply to let me know. It is late so my mind is not functioning well. Thank you all for reading and respecting my thread.