I willshortly have enough $ to afford a Dual G5 2.0 machine (or better, if I wait till after MWSF). I currentyl have a PB/867 that works great for work tasks - email, web, etc - the Main Machine is for 3d Rendeirng and modeling. I plan on purchasing Lightwave and it supports distributed rednering. I had intended to get a dual G5 as my main modeling / rendering machine and then supplement that with cheap PCs - but a PC builder locally suggest s that the following configuration willoutperformt he G5 - and maybe be cheaper: "My suggestion is a Pentium 4, 2.4GHZ @800MHz system bus with Hyper-threading technology, 40GB hard drive, at least 512MB DDR400 in dual channel, dynamic mode (1GB will significantly increase performance) in an Intel thermally advantaged micro-case with the included Intel listed power supply. The choice of video is up to you. If you think you have a fast machine with your G5, wait until you experience this one!" So, anyone know for a fact what the best configuration will be? If the P4 is the better Animiation workstation I would lean towards that.