I ended up getting the card in a Gateway E6610 tower and XP OS. I pulled the video card out and put it in my computer with an AMD Phenom II 920 quad-core processor and new Corsair TX 650 watt power supply. The graphics seem to run smoother in Photoshop so far. I plan to also use it with AutoCad and Sketchup so we'll see how it performs there. I figure its not a bad deal for the card and extra tower to play with for a novice like myself.