Alright, I just can't take trying to get my work done anymore on my dual 2.5 PowerPC G5. It's just not cutting it and I can't stand waiting for processes to finish. I'm ordering a machine by the end of the week. I don't want to go above 5 grand for the tower. What do all of you mac geniuses think I should spec out for a killer PS/Lightwave setup? Is the RAID card worth it for speed? I already have plenty of external storage for backup but if having an internal RAID will make a BIG difference I'm for it. I spend all of my time between Lightwave (around 1.5 million poly scenes) and PS (250 ppi 50" x 25") painting and or compositing. I'll also throw Painter in the mix but mostly it's previs and layout in Lightwave and then over to PS for painting/compositing. I also handle a lot of RAW images in Aperture and I ocassionally use Final Cut Studio. I currently have a 30" ACD that I use in sync with a Cintiq 21UX. I plan on getting dual Lacies in a few months for the new box and retiring the 30" ACD to my home office so I need the top graphics card. (I need the Lacies for true color output becuase I make prints on an Epson 9600.) I've read so much here I can't see straight anymore so I'm turning for help from the actual people whop live and work with these apps everyday. Thanks in advance!!!!