I am going about building a recording machine for "my" band to record with. I think I have gone in the right direction with every piece of the machine, aside from storage (although, if you have any suggestions or experience with some great socket 939 boards or PCI-E X16 video cards, feel free to mention them, since I am having trouble deciding on a board and video card). Now, would a good idea be to run the operating system off an IDE hard drive and have all other storage for recording on and SATA? Should the drive containing the operating system be an SATA drive? Does an SATA set-up have to operate with RAID or can it just be arranged in a similar fashion to IDE hard drives? I'm not too familiar with SATA. Thanks for any assistance in advance.