Hi , been a while since i posted on here, I made a daw a year ago, AMD 3200 64bit K8V-X Mobo Via chipset, (which most of you said was garbage) 1G Cosair Value Ram 128 Ati Graphics Card 2 Maxtor HDD 120G & 200G External DVD burner Emu 1820 Soundcard I'm not going to lie, it did not work nice at all with the 1820 but after a few days of tweaking and putting the pci card of the soundcard in the top pci slot it worked fine. very low latency almost zero and it never crashes. so i did good. NOW!! the next thing is i have been asked to make one for a friend, and his budget is slightly like how mine was NONE EXISTANT lol!! but i feel that its not impossible to make a decent daw, i just would like to avoid buying a mobo with a dodgy via chipset. even though mine works, i know now how to make it work. my friend would not. so i require something more rock solid and stable. so i dont mind it being intel or amd but it has to be good and reliable i read that the new nForce 4 is not quite up to standard? are the nForce 3's still out? I need help guys thanks.