I've always been using my laptop as my DAW for a good while now and I'm thinking of upgrading to a decent desktop. I found out that most interfaces like Focusrite's Saffire uses Firewire instead of USB. I'm using a Scarlett 8i6 which I'm looking to upgrade as well but only after I get the right computer. So, would it be better to go Firewire or is there no such difference? Also, I can't find any PC desktop models that support Firewire, only on Macs. This kinda scares me if I were to to go all Firewire, I'd have to learn my way around Mac, plus, most of my favorite plugins are Windows only. Also, what's a solid specification for a desktop, on a real shoestring budget, I'm looking at this : CPU : Intel Pentium Core2 Duo E8400 3.00GHz Processor (6MB L2 Cache) Motherboard : Intel G41-D3+ DDR3 Intel Chipset RAM : 4GB DDR3 Corsair Memory HDD : 500GB SATA3 7200rpm Hitachi Misc : DVD-RW LG Multi-Layer Optical Drive, Integrated Intel HD Graphics, 6x USB2, 500Watts PSU. Would love to have your thoughts on this! Thanks for reading.