Hi, guys. mac pro might be too much for me, but I want to use a computer for as long as possible(stable, upgrade ability, nice). Therefore, here comes the deal. My school offers new Mac Pro(two 2.66 xeon version) for $1999. I don't know it's still worth buying this one, 'cause this price is on the boundary of my budget (+extra monitor) and I'm either go with this one(ability to upgrade) or a 24 iMac (combo, but concern about the limitation of upgrade). 1. How long does this mac last in terms of hardware and software? 2. If I go with Mac Pro, which monitor should I get? (I'm thinking Dell 2208) What else should I get to add to that "standard" Mac Pro? 4. If I use windows in Mac, should it be 64bit windows? 3. I check the price of the parts included in this Mac(sort of). Parts Price CPU- 2 Xeon 5150 2*$700+ RAM- 1G $100 Video $100 HD $100 ..... gets these parts way cheaper than retail for sure, but it's still pretty decent price to get one for me. Please common. Thanks so much! Forgot to mention, I'm using it for daily life and photo editing. ===================================================================== Update:I'll get my Mac Pro with ADC with following config. Single Processor+WiFi+Wireless K&M+8800GT=$2100+ or Dual Processors+WiFi+Wireless K&M=$2300+ Wonder I need the $160 8800GT? 1. Which monitor should I get, 22' should be fine, since price of 24 is double of price of 22? 2. How much is the xeon gonna be later when I want to add the other one? Prob more than just $400. ======================================================== Update again:Everything finally comes down to processor(s) and monitor. I use MP for daily activities, photo editing and potential video editing for families, windows. I guess the xeon processor won't drop 50% of its price in the future?