Hey all, As you can see by my sig, we've already got 2 Macs in the family; the 2.0 Ghz C2D MB and the 21" 2.4 Ghz iMac. I want to add a third Mac to be used by me in my study. I've poured over specs for the last 3+ weeks and can't decide which way to go. Here are my intended uses: Scholarly pursuits Light Web Dev with CS5 Light to medium video editing with Final Cut Pro Development with Cocos2D Animation with 3DS Max/Maya/Poser Windows through Bootcamp (where needed like 3DS) 2 caveats: 1 - Money is somewhat of a concern here. I can go to the Apple store today and buy a Mac Pro, but the wife and I have a lot of home improvement projects between now and next April, so anywhere I can save money, that'd be great. 2 - I plan to keep this machine for at least 2-3 years, but that doesn't mean I need to max everything out to be happy. I plan on upping the RAM myself. Also keep in mind that I'm currently an MA student, so I do get the educational discount. I'm figuring that the 27" iMac is what I want, I just can't decide which processor I need. GPU isn't as much of a concern per se, this machine will not be used for gaming of any kind. Thanks.