I downloaded Adobe After Effects the other night, to try and do some homework. Found out it wouldn't run on my laptop. I'm running a Panasonic Toughbook from 2006. I don't know the specs exactly, but I'm sure you can guess. The thing can barely run 4 tabs of Firefox. Two minute youtube videos chug. I need something beefier, preferably a desktop, and I'd like to put it together myself (I've never put a PC together myself before). I'm looking to get the most bang for my buck, which comes in around $700-800 for EVERYTHING (OS, monitor, etc.). So, yeah... what now?