Right now at work I have a: PowerMac G5 (PowerPC 970 (2.2)) Dual 2Ghz processors 2Gb of RAM (8x256MB) Stock 160GB hard drive I use Photoshop CS3 80% of the time and illustrator & indesign the other 20%. Right now it can take 20min to open a 400-600MB file. Dont even ask about a file that is 1GB lol. Most of my files are 22"x28" 300dpi poster and alot of 300dpi print material. I dont think I can get a new mac pro right now but I can upgrade what I have. My plans are to get: Dual 1TB hard drives (Caviar Black) at least 4GB RAM (2x2GB) maybe more. Is there anything else I can do to boost performance? Would a video card help?