this is what i am thinking so far... the mac http://cgi.ebay.com/Apple-PowerMac-...hZ012QQcategoryZ14911QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem the CPU http://eshop.macsales.com/item/PowerLogix/PFZGX10001M/ the soundcard http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...em=220198170672&_trksid=p3984.cTODAY.m238.lVI i already have an 80 Gig ata drive waiting and a keyboard and mouse. i'll find some pc100 around. i will hopefully use this to record/mix music with my band. maybe also as a decent multimedia pc? is this a good setup? can it get better/cheaper? right now this is going like, ~$250 thanks for your advice.