My kid is getting ready to go off to college at the Expression College for Digital Arts, where she'll be majoring in game design (on full scholarship, the proud mom adds ). She needs to buy a computer powerful enough to crunch out the 3D programs she'll be running, such as Maya, Unreal, Zbrush and Mudbox. She has about $1000 to spend... I'd appreciate any recommendations on: 64bit (or not?) Processor Graphics/video board To RAID or not to RAID? (Just what the heck is that, anyway?) Good resource for an overall decent machine that will last at least the 2.5 years she'll be in college As always, your expert opinions will be most appreciated.