Hello, I picked up a barely used i7 SPro3, 512GB, 8GB ram for $600 not long ago (battery report showed 4 cycles, so this thing really wasn't used much at all). Lots of stuff I LOVE about it, and some things I believe I need to inquire with those in the know here about this model SP3 and my usage. I'm a working musician (keys, hammond b3, etc) and aside from the regular biz apps/items I use this for on the road I've also been enjoying the portability onstage playing sounds/samples with the SP3 in using it to play some (rather hefty) VSTi (virtual instruments) via a Behringer U-phoria UMC204HD (ASIO, low-latency USB2 audio device and Cantabile 3.0 (VST host). VSTi examples onhand: Omnisphere (1), Lounge Lizard EP-4, OP-X 1 and 2, Addictive Drums 2 are examples of some of the heftier/pwr hungry VST I have. On my desktop (AMD 8-core) of course all these VSTi run well as expected, but I didn't expect the SPro3 to run these VSTi above as well as it is. I'm rather impressed (and the portability can't be beat!). Q 1: However, because I'm using this thing live on shows I really want to keep a protective case around it. Problem is after trying a Trident Cyclops, and then an Otterbox for the SP3 I found out the hard way the cases are blocking too much of the SP3 needed venting access. I noticed throttling issues with the case on, with it off it performed much better. Anyone know of the better SPro3 case out there that both protects well AND allows for the most/all venting on this thing? Q 2: In regard to my usage of playing VST instruments via the SPro3, can any of you suggest the best way to setup this particular i7 SP3 in regard to helping avoid throttling? I don't wish to "burn out" the cpu of course but perhaps some of you can suggest some things to set/adjust in regard to making things stable and steady performer? Note: Like my home DAW and any system I use for music, I've streamlined the SPro3 Win10 as much as possible. Right now, I can load in Cantabile 3: Omnisphere 1, EP-4, Addictive Drums (and a host of smaller/less hungry VSTi) without much issue. However I've been told I should be able to get even a few more (heavier) VSTi to run without issue. I'm now thinking that some more SP3 and OS streamlining may be in order, or things to adjust to help avoid bottlenecks, throttling, etc. when it comes to pwr usage with VSTi's, etc. I'm hoping some of you SP3 gurus out there can advise me on all this. *I'm not exactly new to computers, DAW building, etc. I do realize there will be limitations of course w the SP3 vs my desktop system. Just wanting to get advice here on getting the most out of her in regard (VSTi performance and stability). ** Normally on my desk DAWs I keep VST on a separate fast HDD, but all VST I use on this SPro3 here are on the 512gb SSD. Thanks so much for any advice and help!