I have been needing to upgrade to a new system for a little while, I just haven't done it because the one I have has been able to keep up until this year when I got a little more serious about my photography. I'll have a little extra money coming up from taxes, and I'd like to pick up a new system. I'd love to go out and drop $1200 on a brand new PC, butt its not in the budget. I've been exploring options and ran across a couple of used Dell Precision 690 workstations. I'd never given a workstation a thought, but a bit of reading seems to suggest they can be quite solid for editing and 3D work, but does anybody have any experience using one for photo editing in Photoshop and LR? The specs on one I'm looking at is: Intel Xeon 505 Dual Core Hyper-Threaded 64 bit processor 3 Ghz, supposed to show as quad core 16 gig of ram 875W power nVidia Quadro FX 4000 PCIe video with dual dvi 80 Gig hard drive, which I would have to add to Win 7 Pro Sounds like it is pretty solid, I just don't have any first had experience with this type of video card, I've always just worked with desktop systems and card. Any one have any thought on how well this system might perform for Photoshop? Would I be better off sticking with desktop hardware instead of a workstation? Thanks for any thoughts or input.