My brother is going to start school in June for Film. He is all set to buy a Mac and knows the software side of things but not so much the Hardware side. I'm trying to help him figure out what setup to buy and hoping you all can help me. I have a few questions: 1. Should extra hard drives be bought third party? 2. Should he do a raid setup for backups? 3. How much memory should he buy for Final Cut operations? (third party) 4. Should he look into getting a Dell monitor instead of Apple? What is a comparable Dell monitor? 5. 4-Core or 8-Core? 6. Any other knowledgeable mac pro buying advice Thanks ALL!