I would like to know if:
- is it possible to use maya 4.5 and MR with NT (changing the service pack to W2K), and if the SGI will be stable;
- can I install an accelerator card (like Pure, how much does it cost, does anyone use it?), and if the render time will really improve (now my test scene takes 3 min 30 sec for rendering);
- I need to change my HD, any suggestion about a new Ultra SCSI 320 73,4 GB (or something like this).
I know that it will be more easy to buy a new computer (infact I'm buying a new workstation too, my budget is about $ 8000, any suggestion will be appreciate), but I would still like to use my old SGI, if you could advise me if it is convenient to spend more money to upgrade it or not. Because I'm getting the money to buy all this stuff, it will be a shame for me to throw out my 320.
Thanks to all if you can help me.