Thanks for the info Jim. I'm glad to see that they finally upgraded their systems. I'm still a little disappointed in some of their system decisions though. If the Core2 had RDRAM, that would be a nice system to get. Core3 & 4 have only 1 hard drive. Basically, the Northwood P4 is a "second generation" P4. It's been out for a while now. It has the 512KB Cache. From what I have read, the original P4 (SDRAM) was a real dog. (Hmm... actually I like dogs, but there we go with that language thing again). You really only get the true power of the P4 if you use it with RDRAM (850 chipset). Carillon does not like the Athlon, so they won't be making any AC-1's with it. There are other DAW manufacturers (SoundChaser for one) that only use the Athlon. Speaking of computer fan noise, check out the stealth fan. <A HREF="http://www.pcmods.com/details.asp?ProdID=411">PC Modifications: Design, Manufacture, and Sales of PcMods </A>I'm sure that they aren't they only retailer carrying them, but this is where I found out about the stealth fan. Marc In a message dated 7/23/02 6:54:25 PM Eastern Daylight Time, Lanpheer.James.A@broadband.att.com writes: > Actually Marc, that's no longer correct. If you check Carillon's >website, > their "barebones" pc's are gone and replaced by "core systems" which are > upgraded. I agree they are still a bit pricey, but they are reportedly > quieter than virtually anything else, which is what this thread was >about. > Is the Northwood system an audio-specific application as well? I am not > familiar with it. > > This was NOT a paid advertisement for Carillon computers, i don't own > one.... : ) > > cheers, > jim.