or the specs of what I need to have for a custom built one. I will be attending the art institute of portland begining this fall. Going to get my bachelors in fine arts in the visual effects and motion graphics program. I know that I will be using photoshop, and maya on the same machine, getting all the updates as they come along, as well as using and possibly burning dvd's. Anyone here attend something similar or do the same stuff for fun? what do you use. Any and all help appreciated! Thanks!