I'm currently a second year Portsmouth University Student studying BSc Computer Animation. My interests have gone towards compositing. I have been using After Effects and Combustion on the PC but I want to take a large step this summer and move over to Shake 4 as this seems to be the industry standard now.
I have been looking at buying a PowerMac G5 and I am stuck between the 2.3Ghz Dual Core and the 2.5Ghz Dual Core Quad. I have read reviews on the G5 Quad and Shake. I am in no means worried about the price difference however I want to be sure which system Shake as well as Final Cut Studio and Photoshop would work best on because i have heard of instabilities. I was going to put around 4GB of RAM on either system as well as a 500Gb Hard Drive if that helps.
I would really appreciate if someone could help me with this.