Its my twenty first birthday on thursday and my dad has surprisingly agreed to give me two thousand dollars towards my goal of getting a little recording setup going. I've already got mics, my drumset has a new high hat and symbols, I've got a good midi keyboard, but I've got to buy a new computer, mixer, monitors, compressor, etc. I am thinking of following the suggestsions for the "entry level" setup in this link: http://www.tweakheadz.com/rigs.htm with the following exceptions: a mac G5 Logic Express Yamaha MSP5's I'm on a serious budget here, but I want to stretch my buck as far as I can. I'm prepared to spend up to a grand of my own money, bringing the total to $3000. What do you all recommend? Another random question: Is the new G5 soundcard sufficient, and does it have a midi interface? If not, how would one go about installing a soundcard into that thing, and which one would you recommend? thanks everyone!