P3 400, 192M RAM, uh, can't think of what else to tell you. Like I said, I use Feurio to burn because it's free, as well as EAC for ripping and MKWACT for .shn file conversion.
Before I bid on my current burner (TEAC W54e), I researched it on the 'net and read probably a dozen reviews of it, and all of them were favorable. Plus, I use TEAC and Tascam (the professional end of their company) stuf at work, and have always been really happy with it.
I got some Maxell blanks last night, and I'm gonna try them today (gotta download something first, though). I'll let you know how they turn out. Funny thing is, though, the static first happened over a year ago, and that was at least 100 CD-R's ago. Yeah, I download a lot of music. Archive.org is a great thing.