I'm finally looking to upgrade to a ProTools system, but am somewhat wary of building my own computer. I've decided to go the laptop route for interaction with a digi 002, but I've had bad experiences with systems from companies recommended on digi's site, such as dell, hp and compaq. I've been leaning more and more toward a high-end alienware area-51, with intentions of using an iogear external hard drive for my recording purposes. Would anyone with an expert eye mind backing up this thinking, or recommend something that would work better? I intend to use the system for stereo recording of accoustic instruments, or the occasional live mix being fed from my existing mackie board. Anyone? Anyone?