I decided im going to go the computer recording route from now on. The main problem is that i don't have a computer. So im going to get a job and make money to build my own. We have this old Compaq pII that im going to basically gut and put all new parts in. I want to know what you think of the stuff im putting in and if you have any other suggestions or comments Processor- Intel Pentium D 805 its a 2.6ghz dual core processor for $130, but with some over clocking and a more powerful fan, ive been told i can get it to 3.6ghz (tomshardware.com got it to 4.1ghz with liquid cooling) Motherboard- ABIT NI8 SLI NVIDIA Socket 775 ATX Motherboard (im probably gonna be using the soundcard and video card on it until i can upgrade them. i will upgrade the soundcard before the videocard because that is a more urgent need...duh :wink: ) im getting a bundle with this and the processor for $200 $50 DVD/CD burner with lightscribe. made by lite-on. not one of the immediate needs, a later add-on $75 for two 512 ddr2 memory cards. made by PNY M-Audio Delta 1010LT- $200 im sure i don't need all those inputs, but it gives me room to expand. how would i plug the rca into xlr and trs cables? just using adaptors. thats where i might want a different soundcard. i don't really wanna go usb or firewire route, so its definatly soundcard and under $200. i preferably want 6-8 inputs, but i guess im flexible. Seagate 250 GB HD. its $70. It will be an add-on, because i have a 35 gb HD in the computer already, and i think that can hold me until i get money to upgrade. 500 watt power supply for $50 Xmedia GeForce 6600 with 512 mb ddr2, hdtv.... video card for $100 (add-on) Sabrent TV Tuner $20. just so i can watch and record tv on the computer as you can tell, this will also serve as my general use computer, not just for recording. i added everything up and it came to about $850..... my initial purchase will probably be around $400-$500 though.