i'm really close to buying my setup now hopefully next week. cubase, windows 2k or 98 msi k7t266pro2 athlon xp1800 512mb ddram pc2100 maxtor diamondmax plus 20g and 60g 7200rpm matrox g450 dual enermax whisper 350w plextor cdrw dont know about case yet. maybe some suggs? don't know if there are any compatibility issues with this setup. its for a beginner setup that will hopefully stay with me for awhile before my "need" for more triggers change or it being outdated, either way i want it to last. also....what are some descent soundcards with nice quality d/a a/d converters. my budget is 1500 for total setup. new thought(for me)....now i need a controller keyboard, i know some of them are inexpensive but i dont want crap, best form my money of course. i'll be mainly triggering samples instead of cutting, pasting, and dragging with a mouse. any suggestions? hardcore criticism welcomed!