i just opened photoshop in 3 seconds.
all of this headache is worth it.
My fastest & powerfulest PC is my Gateway tablet. PIII 833 CPU, half-gig of RAM.
My desktop's not worth upgrading anymore unless I do a Fuzzy and replace the mobo, CPU & RAM. Which I may do someday, but all I ever do is use the web browser and IM clients. It has like 350 gigs of storage total, though, plus CD and DVD burners.