Hello everyone I have a couple of questions. Let's just say that over the last 3 years I have been screwed with a sandpaper condom more than once when it comes to purchasing audio computers. All I ever wanted to do is create music but with all the money I have spent and time invested I am losing my creative desire. I have had my current system rebuilt 2 times and this is about to be my 3rd. My current system is a PIII 1 ghz, asus cusl mobo running Cubase VST 32 5.1 with a 40 gig system drive and an 80 gig audio drive with 256 ram and a M audio 24/96 I was told by the person who rebuilt my system that the asus CUSL 2 is not good because it has on board video and that I would have better performance if I get the ASUS CUSL 2-C is this true? I just found some help with cubase with an engineer at the studio I record with. I just purchased the RME Hammerfall Le sound card because thats supposed to be the best sound card in Germany. He suggested that he rebuild my system to install my soundcard (for $150 bucks of course) for optimum performance should I invest more money in this system or build a new P4 2.53ghz system?