Hi and thanks in advance for any helpful responses. I am planning on buying a new mac for video editing. I am going to be using Final Cut 7 but I will probably end up using FCPX in the future. I also want to be able to use Motion and photoshop. I don't mind waiting several hours to render huge projects but I really don't want to have the program freeze up while I am using it. I also have a 37" Philips TV which I plan to use as my monitor. I am leaning toward a mac mini but am finding that the price difference (at least for used machines on ebay) is negligible between all three of these machines. I know that macpros have more space inside them for upgrading memory/hard drives but what I care about is that the machine runs smoothly. I think I will probably use my new machine offline because it seems that my last macbook (not pro) has run slower over time and I'm guessing its due to internet use. Which of these models/setups will give me the best performance? I almost don't want the imac because the screen will be reduntant and in fact in the way on my desk. Also, can I get away with an i5 processor if I go with a mini? Secondarily, which is the best bang for my buck? Also, is it worth it to spend a couple hundred extra bucks on a mac mini vs used? Help! I'd like to be under the $1,000 threshold. Cheaper the better(of course). My workload is just personal projects for now.