using sim file maid, install 700 megs of objects - 2 hours
using SE object manager, check for duplicates and change - 1.5 hours; sort all objects - 3 hours
using filecop make sure there are no bad textures, etc. - 20 min.
please let this work. i've only got one more expansion pack than i did before. i need to cannibalize my old system and see if there is any memory in there i can switch to this machine.