Hi from Australia, I'm in the middle of gathering info on what components i should specify for my first audio PC. This forum has been a great help to me, so thanks for that. I've identified the basics which i've listed below but when it comes to deciding on critical parts i am totally lost! I mean...the more i read about chipsets and mobo's the dizzier i get! I'll be multi-tracking mainly guitars, running soft synths, building drum parts etc...pretty tame stuff really. Here's my humble list...please feel free to comment on my 'findings' - Intel P4 1.8 or 2Ghz - Intel chipset ????? - bus speed 133mhz - 256 or 512mb RAM - 2 x biggish hard drives, 1 being for audio only, 7200rpm, ultra quiet - AGP video card - USB/Firewire equipped with all input/outputs on the front - floppy drive - a fastish and trusty CD burner (a non-coaster model) - Windows 2000 - 17" inch monitor - Soundcard? hmmm...a whole issue in itself! - Software? i have Acid Pro 3...i might get Sonar?? Thanks for any assistance. I think i'm getting close to slapping down some bucks. Maybe equivalent to 1200 US dollars.