Hi, i am not so sure what pc chip i should get for Adobe Creative Suite 2, mainly for Illustrator and then for Autocad Architectural Desktop. I was thinking of a dual Core opteron 285 or 280 with a dual chip configuration, hte second chip would be a cheap one. Like a single core, but they have to be 940 pin configuration. I would like to get some feedback as to some people who have used such programs tell me how well these chips handle loads and if i should only get on chip or two. Also what memory configuration. I wanted at least 3 gigs, with an Audigy 2 ZS, 7800 Nvidia graphics card, Raid 0 drives of 100 gigs each and two regular Sata 3gbps at 400 gigs each, also three drives, two dvd burners and a regular cd burner as well as a good case. So can someone also tell me what kind of motherboard they reccomend for all that. I would like a 1000 Mhz FSB, but tyan only has 800. Thanks for any replies and i would like to know if the opteron would be the best option as i may use After Effects also. i want to be able to run at least two of these apps without any waiting of slowing down. So Thanks and i hope to get some responses.