It looks like I'll be getting some money as a wedding present at the end of the month, and I'd like to get a PC that has a focus on multitrack recording. The budget would be around $1500 (+ or - a couple hundred is fine). I can navigate around computers fine, but I know almost nothing about hardware, so I basically need advice on what kind of sound card, programs, mixer/input device, type of computer, all that stuff. The only recording experience I've had was using Cubase (forgot which version), and it was pretty easy, although it was a Mac version, so any advice on that is welcome as well. Should I have it build by a big company like Dell or Gateway, or should I get a local computer business to build it? Any and all help would be appreciated. Thanks!