I have a friend who is doing a course in graphic design and is looking to upgrade from P4 to Mac. I was going to argue with him and suggest a Conroe system (I HATE Mac!) when I realised I have no idea what I'm talking about when it comes to graphic design. I'm a PC gamer/tweaker and never done any graphic design! Conroe beats AMD, but what about Mac? Do graphic designers use Macs out of habit, because they used to be the best for it, or are they still? Also, if he buys a Conroe PC, will there be software issues in his course? His money is a little tight. I know I can build him a Conroe PC for a little under $1000, but I shudder to think what a Mac would cost that could compete with an E6400! Any suggestions?