I know this subject is a great debate, and even I have asked about it before, but its coming down to crunch time. I will be running Final Cut Studio (Mainly FCP, DVD Studio, Soundtrack Pro, and occasionaly Shake) CS3, and Photoshop Lightroom. I will mainly only be using one at a time, with the exception of Lightroom and Photoshop, Photoshop and Image Ready, and FCP and Sountrack Pro. I plan on having 3-4GB of RAM to start, and this computer will be my workhorse for years to come. The big question is, shoudl I wait until they come out with this supposed 8 core processor? I understand it will be running at a lower clock speed, so for *my uses*, will a quad core 2.66 or even 3ghz be faster than the 8 core 2.33? I just configured my Mac as I would get it now, and it came out to: * Two 3.0GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon * 2GB (4 x 512MB) * 250GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s * ATI Radeon X1900 XT 512MB (2 x dual-link DVI) * Two 16x SuperDrives * Bluetooth 2.0+EDR module * Apple Wireless Keyboard and Apple wireless Mighty Mouse - U.S. English * Mac OS X - U.S. English * AppleCare Protection Plan for mac pro/Power Mac (w/or w/o Display) - Auto-enroll What do you think?