If you decide to set up a PC, I would be happy to help via email or phone. I'm not a computer expert, but I know my way around them pretty well and have set up several systems bult from parts that are very stable. I also have some parts hanging around that could help including a very nice Plextor DVD/CD burner (model 712) you could have. I believe in building from scratch starting with a mother board that is known for working in DAWs and using very good quality RAM. Any help or advice you need- just let me know. Heck, I might even be able to take a train or bus up from the city (but not during a snow storm).