The biggest reason I asked about the GPU is because Vegas Pro 11 allows you to use the GPU for additional processing.
For day to day stuff and some photoshop work, anyone think I'll notice a difference in the step up for the CPU? about .5 more ghz and 2mb more cache.
And ZHP, I didn't really have my mind made up, I just failed to clarify in my first post that I wasn't really interested in a brand argument as much as learning about what components I would benefit from spending more money on. Sorry this whole thing got into a pc vs. apple argument, didn't mean for it to go that way. But yes, I'm set on a PC still, but I do appreciate the advice and opinion.
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