I am getting ready to order my components for my new DAW. But I am not the most computer savvy individual. I am even going to have to pay someone to build it for me. From reading about other systems on this forum I came up with what I thought was a good system. P 4 3.0 GHZ 800mhz FSB 512kb L2 cache Asus P4peDeluxe MB 2 WD hard drives 8mb cache 1 40 gig 1 80 gig corsair xms Extreme Memory 1GB DDR 3200 Enermax Noisetaker Series 420 Watt Power Supply Matrox G450 Video Card 32 mb Mitsumi floppy drive RME Digi 96/36 LE soundcard latest Cubase SX The problem is that I was looking at the other Pentium 4 prescott 3.0 chip with the 1 mb of L2 cache. I am not sure if I should go with the Northwood with the 512 kb L2 cache or the Prescott with the 1 mb L2. What do you guys suggest? I am not even sure if the prescott is compatable with the motherboard I have chosen. But since they are so close in price I am not sure which one to get.