Hello all. I just foudn this site while researching my options for building a new DAW. Just a little background. Started with music doing the ACID route 6 years ago. Picked up Reason about two years ago. Have been playing around with VST's etc for the past few months. I have decided to get serious with my music so I am looking at where to goto next. Recently I wiped clean my Dell 600SC server to act as my DAW 2.8 GHz P4 (533 bus) 512 Registered DDR 80 GB IDE Yea the system has a little bit of age on it. I recently purchased a E-MU 1820M and a M-Audio Keystation PRO 88 and this server is really feeling like a dated machine so I am looking at where to goto next. I have been able to price up dual opteron or Xeon machines for about $1500. I have noticed that opterons seem show up more often when checking out professional DAWs. With the jump to 800 FSB and PCI-Express the Xeon also comes off nicely. I might not need quite that much horsepower right now but it really wouldn't hurt. Pretty much just looking for the next route to take. Thanks in advance.