One forgets how fast the world of IT moves when you're stuck in music-making mode ... The last time I investigated this particular conundrum (only a few months ago now) the general concensus was that using an AMD Athlon of any kind for pro-audio or music was not recommended, and that you should get either a fast Intel P3 or a P4. The latest word though seems to be a complete reversal - P4's have some kind of hiccup that chews power and slows things down, and that you should use a nice, fast Athlon. So. What would the knowledgable PC musician choose, why, and do you have any online references to back up your arguments? (My first choice, of course, would be a twin-G5 Mac running Logic 6, but we're not all made of money ) Geoffrey (remove EXCESS BAGGAGE to reply via mail) -- WARNING: mail to this address will be auto-bounced if: (a) more than 10% original content appears before first quoted matter, (b) quoted material exceeds 75% of total message content, and/or (c) HTML is used to format text and/or embed non-ASCII items.