Well, I took the plunge- I decided on two systems- a P4 system for the main studio computer, and a new mobo and rack case for my Celeron 700 to take out for 8 track live stuff. Here's what I ended up with: Big system- ASUS P4T-E P4 1.6A 512meg RDRAM Maxtor 20G & 60G 7200 ATA drives Matrox G450 Plextor 12/10/32 CDRW Sony 52x CDROM 21" Trinitron Big Entech with a bunch of fans (this is going in a closet) Live system- Asus TUSL-2 Celeron 700 (eventually a PIII 1G) 512meg PC100 Little Quantum I already have 40G Maxtor 7200 Yamaha 8x8x32 CDRW 15" flat screen Mwave 4U rack case (thanks, Opus!) Both systems will run Windows 2000/SP2, and probably RME cards. Nuendo on the small computer, Nuendo and Wavelab on the larger. I had one drive, the ram, processor, and the Yamaha burner already, and this whole escapade has come in at $2080 total- under budget is good! I will get everything in the next week, and I'll let everyone know how it all comes together.