Greetings. I’m new to the Blender program and community. I’m already chafing at the slowness of my PC on rendering, especially the basic animations I’ve done so far. The box is an 850 mHz Athlon running Red Hat Fedora Core 5, it’s only got 256 mB of RAM but that will change soon with another gB added as soon as it comes in the mail. I built this box and it works fine, just too slow on render. I’d appreciate suggestions on a faster machine that I can build for less than $500 all told.
The box would be dedicated to graphics work in Blender and The GIMP.