My budget is $3000 for a new work computer that I plan to keep for the next 4-5 years. I was set on ordering a refurb 8-core 2.4GHz w/ 6GB RAM (and adding another 6-10GB) and the 1GB HD5770 video card. Then today, Apple releases the new iMac and for $2900 you can get a 3.4GHz Core i7 processor with 16GB RAM and 2GB HD6970M video card. The main drawback to the iMac before was the lack of additional storage...external drives were too slow and of course you couldn't add internal like on a Mac Pro. Now they come with the Thunderbolt port so that solves that. The work we do is in graphic design and web design which don't require that much power but I like to buy something that will last a few years. I already have a 30" Apple display so I could sell that (would really offset the cost) or could use dual displays but it's really not needed. So..what do you guys think? What's the better buy?