I'm 16, and a junior. Starting this winter, I will be bridging to the local community college for graphic design. The thing is I need a reliable machine that won't crash when I try and make pretty pictures in Photoshop. I'm 16, so I don't have a huge amount of money, plus with the economy the way it is my parents don't want to buy me a new computer. Sample conversation: Dad- "Your PC works fine." Me- "It's broken." Dad- "How is it broken? It looks fine." Me- "It's a PC. It was BUILT broken." Moving on, they have no money. I have very little money. (I work part time, minimum wage, usually less than 15 hours a week.) I'd like to spend less than $1000 dollars USED, or $2000 NEW. I really don't care if it's used, as long as it can hold all my school stuff and run Photoshop with no snags. This needs to last me for the next 5 1/2 years. Maybe my needs are too lofty.