Hello Friends, Thanks to the great inputs from my previous thread, I got me a Mac pro 5.1 that should be arriving Thursday or Friday. I can't wait and I am quite happy for it to replace my 2012 iMac. Side note: Ironically, my iMac is refusing to work properly since I did the new/old purchase. So much so I am taking it to the Apple Store this Monday. :S I don't want to splurge too much. As I've gotta get a keyboard, mouse and a monitor (thinking BenQ SW2700PT-) and a new GPU(thinking sapphire 580 8g) and like many out there, I can't afford/justify a 6K spending. Here's what arrives in the 5.1: MacPro 5.1 Mid 2010 2.8G quad core xenon 250 GB SSD and 3 TB HD, 18 GB DDR3 (8,8,1,1) Now I'm looking at what I can potential upgrades can be done to the machine itself. So if I was to add on an extra 100 / 150 dollars to it. is it worth it? My questions I guess are: 1. Would you recommend doing a bit more of an upgrade? 2. Is it worth upgrading the CPU? - To a X5690 6 Core 12 Thread 3.46GHz? 3. Is it worth adding more RAM? And if so, what's the max RAM I can pore into this beast of a beast to be? 4. And maybe, are the Monitor and GPU compatible with each other or does anyone know of any issues when combining these two? As I'm a photographer but will be going into video in a bit more.