I have a Precision T 1500 that served me well for the past five years. I teach online and create animations, video, and photo work. The machine is on about 20 hours every day of the week. It overheats. I have an external fan, which helped.
So, I am looking to upgrade. I'm looking at the Precision 5000 or 7000 series or XPS. I want a machine that is very fast and reliable with space for my media projects.What do you all suggest? Please share with me your dream configuration. I am looking at Xeon rather than i-7 series as I think they run cooler. I currently have two hard drives, 1 gb NVIDIA quadro 600 and creative sound blaster soundcard. I need something to get me through the next five years and then I can retire!! Thanks, Ginna