Hi guys, just been asked to price up a build for my brother. He likes to have a play around in After Effects CS5, Photoshop etc. but nothing too serious. I've been having a nose around and from what I can gather, After Effects and Photoshop benefit more from having more memory and processing power than they would from having a high end graphics card. Originally I planned to go with 4GB RAM, a Phenom II 955 and a GTX460. However, after reading around I am strongly considering 8GB of memory and maybe even a jump to an i5 2500k (but that's pretty doubtful). Compared to a PII 955 bundle, the i5 2500k is very expensive and whilst there's no strict budget as such I'd like to keep the price down where possible. As I mentioned he only uses these programs casually and despite the huge performance jump in Sandybridge, I can't see his uses really justifying the price premium no matter how much I'd love to get him one! IMO the Phenom II 955 would serve him well enough. 8GB of memory would probably be more of a benefit to him or do you think 4GB would be enough? The main issue I'm having is with the graphics card. As I mentioned from what I've heard a graphics card isn't as important in After Effects as CPU and memory but both AE and Photoshop have GPU accelerated features. I don't want to skimp here but at the same time I don't want to spend money where it isn't needed when perhaps it could be put to better use elsewhere. Can anyone suggest a suitable option here? Traditionally, nVidia have always been better with Adobe products but I'm not sure this is the case with AE and PS CS5 since both utilise OpenGPL. As I mentioned, he doesn't need a really high end build, something moderate, sensible and suitable for the task is what I'm looking for here. That, and he's spoilt enough as it is! The PII 955, 4GB, GTX460 build I've popped together has come to a little over £450. So realistically I'm hoping to get away with a build between £500-600 but as low as possible. Cheers for your input!