I am a newbie, lurked here for a month, no luck in finding out best way to add firewire to my system. Also would really appreciate specific card/wire recommendations for daw application. This is what I have or is on the way (ordered): PC 2.6G Celeron...can I limp by w/celeron until Pentium upgrade? ACPI Uniprocessor intel 82801DB 512 ram Win XP home CDRW 80G Maxtor 6 usb's 17" Trinitron Fostex F08 8 track 5G HD recorder Presonus FireStation Interface Yamaha S 80 Keys (long time pianist-new to pc and "daw-land" & it shows I'll bet! I am convinced I want/need a stand alone DAW- no email/internet..this will be a dedicated music only machine....pulled an old dell 336 out of the garage for surf/email duty!!! Undecided on software- no experience with any or MIDI. Any and all help much appreciated! Objective- write/record classic rock/projects with my 15 year old daughter who plays a pretty mean Hendrix.....(read Papa be proud!) Thanks for the wisdom dudes-...I lurk and think This is SO COOL!!!