Hello folks. New here...sorry I'm late. I am wondering if anyone has a view as to why my new PC is struggling to cope with even the simplest of Audio tasks. When recording, or even when simply rehearsing a part, the audio stutters frequently and to counter this, I'm having to adjust buffers to the point where latency is then becoming a serious problem instead. It isn't just a playback thing - it records like it too. I put the PC together myself (I am no expert but I have 'built' at least a dozen now without any fuss) and I use it solely for recording. The unit functions perfectly well otherwise - boots everything double quick and is stable. I'm running Cubase 5 only on this now, often with Amplitube3 or Guitar Rig4 plugged in as well. Even simply playing guitar through the system will sometimes result in the breaking up of the signal The basics for the PC are: Asus P8H77-V H77 Socket 1155 ATX Motherboard Intel Core i3 3240 3.40GHz Socket 1155 G-Skill 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz RipjawsX Memory (9-9-9-24) 1.5V For the media: 1 x Seagate 1TB Barracuda 3.5" SATA-III Hard Drive - 7200RPM 64MB Cache For the progs: 1 x Western Digital WD1600AAJS 160GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 8MB Cache Soundcard/Audio I/O: M audio 410 firewire. Is there anything that looks incompatible and/or is there something else, some settings, that I should be looking at? Many thanks. .