Balance, my new and very fast dual-core Shuttle SN25P, is finally firing on all cylinders. I was having problems with intermittent crashing when I had my data drives in a RAID configuration. These went away when I installed good old 32-bit Windows XP over the newfangled 64-bit version. My guess is that the RAID drivers for the 64-bit version just aren't as well tested since no one's using them. Which, in one of those classic computing catch-22's, is because the drivers are too buggy. Anyway, it's nice to have a dependable, fast, and much quieter desktop PC to draw strips on. As for the Shuttle SN25P, I highly recommend it. It's, well, cool.