Those who would like to read why I ultimately switched from the MotU 828 mkII to the Presonus Firestation should read the essay at the following URL:

Those interested instead in my technical support tips and tricks for both units should try the following URL instead:

The short summary is that I\'m recommending the Firestation over the 828 mkII because (1) it has much better audio quality, and (2) Presonus provides infinitely better technical support. As is always the case, where technology is concerned, your mileage may vary. I hope that helps some of y\'all decide on an interface for your PC--things might be different on a Mac for all I know.