I don't want to build a PC and I can't afford a Mac....well I can afford a mini Mac, but that won't allow me to use my UAD-1 or run dual monitors. Anyway, is there a decent PC manufacturer out there that won't charge out the butt? I'd buy a Dell, but I don't want to get stuck with another VIA chipest....I don' t know what type of motherboards they use. Anyway...what do you advise? Here is my curent PC and it sucks ass! eMachines 1.8 GHZ Athlon XP 512RAM 40 gig Western Digital 80 gig Seagate Nvidia FX5200...I think Windows XP Home I have nothing but problems with this thing....at random when I load up a project I was working on in Cubase SX I get crazy noises, buzzing, and odd sounds come through my monitors as it loads. Then when I load projects that have plugs on my UAD-1 running the asshole locks up. I have to disable my UAD-1 plugins before exiting my project so I can get back in at a later date.....any suggestions?