I need to buy a new computer to learn video editing and special effects. I really want start studying intensively Final Cut Studio and Shake. I was almost decided on the iMac until the Mac Pro came out and I figured that the iMac was most likely insufficient for my needs. I am almost all settled on the specs except for the graphic card. I am looking at the Mac Pro 2.66 Ghz with 2 GB Ram, 250 GB hard drive and Airport/BT. I thought I would settle for the base graphic card considering I am not gaming (The price already high as it is with the 23 inch ACD). But now I am not sure, the specs of the base graphic card seems to only fit the minimum requirement and it seem that learning Shake and Motion with that card will only be doable and not enjoyable. Th price drop on the X1900 definitely made me think about it but I am still not sure (I am already over budget). I would like to know what you think. Is the X1900 much better in Shake and Motion? Is the 23 inch ACD really worth the difference versus the 20 inch (I know screen real estate is important in video editing)? Thanks for your help, Fred Edit: Also it says that a graphics card with OpenGL hardware acceleration is required for Shake. Does the 7300 GT has that? Or the X1900(I don't need the 1800$ upgrade for the Quadro do I)?