Okay...so my first on location computer was a cool little micro ATX in an Antec Aria. It worked great (still does - I use it in my studio as the main machine). However, it's pretty far from quiet and it is a pain to haul around. Plus, adding extra cards - nah...there are 3 slots available and if I fill more than 2, the thing MAJORLY overheats... My next one (current one) is a laptop but I've had some minor issues. I decided to go with a home-built rackmount system. The biggest challenge I had was finding a rackmount system that will fit in a SKB transit case. Here's what I put together: Proc - Intel Core2 Quad (L775) 2.4 GHz - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115017 Mobo - ASUS P5Q with P45 NB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131347 RAM - 4 GB (2x2GB) Corsair http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145215 Case - 4U server chassis - Rosewill http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147100 Video - Asus el cheapo (I know people are going to ding me here - I don't care. I don't want or need good video - I just need video - single monitor...that's it.) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121259 Hard Drives - System Drive - 160GB SATA Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM Audio Drive - same only 250 GB CD/DVD Burner - Plextor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827249043 OS - MS Win XP Pro 64 Bit CPU Cooler - Nexus http:// I need the lighter weight fan since I'll be taking this on the road a LOT. Heavier fans don't do so well with shock on top of the processor. Case fans: Nexus 80mm - http:// Noctua 120mm - http:// I also ordered the silicone gaskets for both sizes. Power Supply: Nexus 500W. I know I could have gotten bigger, but based on what's going in here, I'm pretty sure 500W is more than I need. http:// I also added a SIIG Firewire card, a SIIG USB 2.0 front bay-mounted USB hub. The whole thing, with the SKG 8 space rack, a slide out drawer (which I'll velcro the monitor to and slide it out and pop it up when needed) set me back about $1300. Once it's up and running (probably next weekend) I'll post back. In the mean time, please feel free to comment and critique. Cheers- J. PS - Bear in mind - I'm not into the "You could have gotten this processor for $80 more" or "Dood-that video card won't play Duke Nukem very well." I just care about how it does for audio only. The processor was chosen for a few reasons - its mean core temperature and operating voltage which will help keep temps down and because it is a quad core. Yes, I could have gone octo-core I7, but then I'd have to alter the MOBO choice and RAM choice. Both of which started adding up quickly and neither assured me compatibility with my older version of Sequoia.