I had a networking friend offer me a computer, he knows I've been looking for one. Right now I am Running Cubase 4LE on an older compaq pentium 4 2.6ghz, 1 gig ram, 2 big drives (1 system, 1 data) plus external backup hard drive. Stripped setup. Only use it for Cubase, cd design/artwork, and burning inital CD copy of mixes. I use a Tascam US-1641. I really have had no issues except the occasional freeze or Cunase overloading the ASIO at file startup (usually closing the file and re-opening solves that issue). I plan on upgrading to Cubase 5 this week and having a A&H ZED-16 firewire board here in a week or two to replace the tascam. I currently am up to projects that have 11-12 original mono tracks routed to 11-14 group stereo tracks that either dump straight to stereo out of get routed/grouped through a few more stero group tracks. EQ's on most group channels (all cubase eq's unless i want a specific eq plug) lots of verb/delay/comp/etc plugs. On a few mixes I have hit the max on the ASIO meter and have audio drop out. never really hit disc drive useage max out. Question 1 - am I maxing out the computer capabilities or the Tascams when I max out ASIO useage? question 2 - My friend offered me a free rackmount server computer, loaded with Windows 7 Pro, 2 Intel Xeon 3.0ghz dual core processors(so 4 cores), 4 gigs of ram, and 2 10,000rpm 36gig hard drives. I know I will need a good external drive (like a Glyph?) for file storage/access and I already have an external burner. Does anyone thing this computer would work well and/or anything else I would need and why on either count? If you think it's not worth messing with please say so and why. It sounds too good to be true, I'm just hoping I can use it! It would allow me to get some other gear I've been wanting.