I posted this in another thread but it is really a different topic. I don't have the $3k my ideal system would require so I am trying to decide between the base 27' with the 2.7 i5 and 6770m + SSD/1TB HD for $2299 or the 3.4 i7 6970m + 1TB for $2199. So both are about the same price and this maxes out my price range. I am wondering when it makes more sense to spend the money on an SSD vs. a faster processor and GPU? My usage will be: 1- Office apps 2- Web 3- Steam games CSS, maybe Portal 1/2 and the like 4- Handbrake/MTR a couple of times per week 5- iMovie/iPhoto I don't reboot often so that is not a big deal but I want to future proof as much as possible. I am a fairly typical user I think who spends most of the day opening, editing and saving work documents, browsing the web, email (also on web - Google apps). I have been leaning toward the SSD after seeing how impressive even the MBA is with SSD and a slower processor. However, if I decide on a new game or something down the road I want to be covered. Resale value matters too. I think a lot of people will be in this situation. There is a budget and so I must decide between faster components or an SSD based on which will have a bigger impact on my day-to-day usage. Thanks!