Hi! I have a few questions for those kind enough to help. After all the great help on this forum, I am now constructing a DAW (my first effort)using the following: - Asus P4B533-E - Intel P4 2.4B GHZ 533FSB - MAXTOR 20.0GB EIDE ULTRA-ATA 133 for the OS - WD 120GB WD1200JB for the noise files - KINGWIN KF-21 removable HD bays - MATROX MILLENNIUM G550 - 2 x KINGSTON KVR266X64C25/512 512MB PC2100 - Philips 40x12x48 (PCRW4012/17) - ENERMAX FS-710B tower with 330W enermax power - Samsung 152T (DVI) and a 151V (analog) screens Everything except the CDRW (BestBuy $69)and the 151v ($349)was purchased and picked up at mwave.com (even cheaper than Newegg.com for this order) For audio interface the Echo Layla24 with Cubase SX on XP pro. This mobo has 6 USB2.0, 2 Firewire, SPDIF in and out, LAN, Game Port that has MIDI in and out, and 4 IDE inputs (1 set with RAID capability) Befor I turn this one on for the first time........Questions: 1. Is there a anything wrong with using the primary RAID capable IDE as a master for the Maxtor boot/OS drive, as they are both ATA133? 2. I was thinking of having the WD1200 as a master on the Primary IDE, and the CDRW as a master on the secondary IDE. Any issues with this in conjunction with 1? 3. Would there be any reason not to use the MIDI in and out from the board's game port? 4. Would there be any reason not to use the board' SPDIF out into a Denon AV Receiver 3802 that has 24bit/96Khz analog devices DA converters for monitoring using B&W 601S3 speakers. 5. Is it better to use the SPDIF OUT from the board or the Layla24? Or is there no difference? 6. Any reason not to use the SPDIF IN as another input into Cubase SX? Thanks in advance for your help. Cheers!