I know varieties of this have been posted here, but this thread'll have my specifics. I have $3500 to spend on a Mac Pro. Primary purpose is video editing in Final Cut Pro and Premiere CS5 (mostly AVCHD footage, but also SD DV). Here's the purchase I mapped out so far, but I'd appreciate your input. Is there a semi-equivalent monitor (from Dell or whomever) for notably less? Mac Pro: 2.8GHz quad refurb w/ ATI 5770 video $2,119.00 RAM: 12 GB $320.00 (OWC) SSD Boot Drive: 120 GB $260.00 (OWC) Other HDDs: 3X 1TB ~$210.00 Monitor: Apple 24 refurb $599.00 TOTAL: $3,508.00 I can fit the applecare extension into next year's budget, so won't worry about it here. Separate funds are available for a Matrox Mini (probably with Max) and a client monitor--something under $300, but that's TBD. thanks!