Now, I am planning to build my own DAW for the first time. This pc is going to be completely dedicated to audio, with no games, MS office type stuff, or internet on it. I am going to run a delta 44 for I/O and use Sonar 3 producer ed. I will also have Nero for burning and possibly Fruity loops, but that is still up in the air. I am running no synths or anything else other then sonar and plugins. I have been doing some research and I am not sure on how "into" this I should get. I don't have $1200 to drop on the pc alone so trying to find a balence of features and minimal price here. I was thinking somthing along the lines of this: P4 2.4 Northwood, 800fsb, ASUS P4P800 mobo, DDR 400 support 800fbs Kingston DDR 400 Ram 1 Gig (2X 512) Maxtor 80 Gig HD w/ FDB (x2) ATI Radeon 7500 M-Audio Delta 44 Win XP Pro The main thing I am wondering is when type of case/cooling should I be looking at. I want it to be fairily quiet but I can't spend Opraph scratch on it. Should I get a case with multiple fans? I won't be recording more then 2 tracks at a time 99% of the time and won't be running more then 16 tracks max for a song. Sorry if this post is disorganized, it's late and I need some sleep. Any advice welcome.