I was just thinking... By my understanding from this conversation, if I want better performance, then a true multicore desktop is what's really going to do it for me, right? I have a core2duo laptop right now, and I can see that i will need to be working sometimes at sizes like 3000 x 7500 or so. That's clearly straining my current system, which normally runs fine. I'm also using the watercolor brushes at larger sizes too- 300-500 isn't so out of the question for washes. I would assume a quad core computer is going to perform even better?? Or is it more about 2 cores versus only 1? Just trying to understand where Artrage is going to give the most bang for my buck, in terms of setup, as clearly more RAM isn't the bigee.