I'm helping a friend build a pretty basic DAW, but something that we could eventually expand into a semi-commercial setup. Should we put most of the money into the PC or into the audio interface? (Or mics?) are any of the USB interfaces like the Aardvark USB or the Digidesign MBox USB 2.0 yet? Should we go the soundcard w/input way or get a seperate PCI card with breakout box? I think the thing i would want the most would be the Aardvark Q10, with 8 mic preamps 2 guitar preamps and PCI card. He's a drummer so he wants to be able to record really nice sounding drums if he needs to, along with wanting to record full bands live. Computer will be a 2Ghz P4 with at least 512ram, Win XP pro, probably with a 20G 7200 rpm drive and an 80gig 7200rpm drive. might set it up dual boot with one side for internet, games, etc and the other side as DAW. oh yeah, and it'll be running Sonic Foundry Vegas 3.0. thoughts?