This week, I got my 8 core mac pro 2.8GHz from Amazon ($2750 - $150 rebate). My 4 core Mac Pro 3.0GHz got sold ($2000) the day the new one arrived. I've installed a SATA optical drive which I've been very happy with. Being able to burn two discs at the same time can be a real time saver! Then, I got my eVGA GeForce 8800GT flashed with Mac firmware. After being comfortable with its stability, I clocked it a bit and have everything running rock solid. Yesterday, I managed to get the IR receiver from a 17" MacBook Pro working on my Mac Pro. It's still quite unsightly with wires hanging, but I plan to rectify that soon. I'm just looking for a good app that'll allow me to use the remote to control VLC... Lastly, I even managed to get Connectix Virtual Game Station working in a Fusion (haven't tested Parallels yet) virtual machine running XP. (Gotta love FF7.) All in all, I've had a pretty darn good Mac Pro week and wanted to share it with you guys.