Hello, I am a new member to this forum and I was hoping to have a few of you people toss me some advise. In the near future 1-6 months, I am planning to purchase a fully loaded Apple iMac 24" 2.8 with 4 gig's of ram which I will buy separately. When the monster arrives, I will install Maya 8.5 Unlimited onto it as I am keen with 3D. I also plan to install Windows XP Pro or Vista Ultimate on the HDD under its own partition and run Softimage 6.5 XSI from it. My question is this, do any of you believe that the only choice of video card that Mac installs on this version will be able to hack the huge demands placed on it through the process of rendering from both programs? If any of you have any advice or experience, I would be grateful P.S. I have looked into the mac pro, but have decided not to get it now. There's just no way I can afford it!