Hey guys, My old DAW PC was a Dell Dimension 8300, and it worked great and lasted me 6 years. So I decided that when it was time for me to upgrade, I would go with them again. Big mistake! It's totally incompatible with my interface (MR816x). The interface works perfectly on my old Dell, so I know the problem lies in the new PC. I've tweaked it until there's no tomorrow, and disabled every single restraint that I can find in the BIOS. I've also spent 2 days on the phone with tech support. It's just not gonna work, period. The problem is I keep getting dropouts that have nothing to do with CPU power. I can have the buffer set at 2048 and this still happens. On my old PC, with just a regular Pentium 4, I can set the buffer down to 128 and it works beautifully. Anyway, it's too late to send it back, so I'm just going to sell it to a gamer (that's what it's meant for) and try my hat at building one (since this is all my budget will allow now). I'm usually pretty good at figuring stuff out, so I think that with a little help, I'll be ok. I want to stick with an Intel processor, and I hear that Gigabyte and Asus work best for the mobo. Other than that, I'm not sure yet. But here's my understanding so far of everything else I'll need. Case (whatever it's called) Video Card I already have a 1394 FW PCIe card w/TI chipset Cd/DVD writer (Plextor?) Hard Drive (Seagate) I already have an OS (64 bit) Am I missing anything?