First off, I'm not well versed in the ins and outs of mac computers. I know how to use them... and that's about it. So please excuse any incorrect verbiage. I know that it's not the ideal time to purchase a new system, but I actually need one ASAP. I am growing my freelance business and the computer I was borrowing while I started up is no longer available to me. So I'm a bit ****ed. I have about $5,000.00 saved up and need to purchase a machine that can run programs like pixelmator, adobe design suite (both video and graphic design/photography programs), etc. I deal with large RAW files and video files and need something that is able to handle a heavy workflow once I have more than one or two programs windows open and running. I deal with banner design as well and need a machine that can handle the large file size with ease. Is it worth purchasing a mac pro right now since there are so many unknowns, or should I stick to the highest grade iMac I can get and call it a day? I know the MacPro is the stronger system, but is it even necessary for what I need to do? I should also ask, if you recommend the mac pro tower, can you please* recommend affordable monitors that would still keep me under my $5,000.00 budget (if that's even feasible)? TL;DR: I have to do a lot of graphic design/photo and video editing and I need a new system that can handle this and that will hopefully last a while. Do I even need the Mac Pro or should I stick with the iMac? Thanks for your help!