I am in a bit of a conundrum and I am looking for advice. I have a 2006 mac pro which for all intents and proposes has been EOL'd by Apple with Mountain Lion, or at least I see it that way. The thing is a tank and seems like it will run forever but I hate being behind the eight ball when it comes to OS updates. So what do I do now? Well I considered buying a used 2009 Mac Pro since these can be had for under 1k on eBay if your lucky. Or I considered switching to the 2012 Mac Mini. However reading recent posts the Mac Mini seems like it will be too much of a downgrade for me. So I am back to the used 2009. I recently found out you can upgrade it to a W3680 and double the performance from the stock 2.66 (I am talking the single socket model). My Gripe with that is you need to hack the firmware in order to make it work. Which seems to be pretty easy I only worry about future software updates causing issues. I like running a system 100% supported by Apple and I hate hacking anything. So does any one have any words of wisdom for me?