hi everybody! Still in the process of fixing the iMac I found in the trash (other thread), but I've been thinking about buying an old Mac Pro for 3D. I'm not a pro or anything, I'm mostly "having fun" with architectural design and such for the moment. I've been doing stuff a few years back on my MacBook Pro 17" (late 2011, quad core 2.5ghz, 16gb ram, 256gb Samsung 840 pro SSD, so you know the specs for comparison) but I'd prefer a desktop as my MacBook Pro is having cooling problems (like it is very well know on this machine) and as it's my main work computer, I don't really like to leave it for hours doing renders. I've been looking at some ads, and I found one that could be interesting, but I'm not sure, because I'm not really a pro in that kind of things. At first, I was aiming for a PC, but the price was out of my range, and also, I strongly dislike Windows 10 and I'll probably end up being forced to install it because of drivers and such. I use 3ds max design, I'm using bootcamp and Windows 7 ultimate 64 on my MacBook Pro, so I was intending on doing the same on a future machine if I ended up buying a mac, because it's working quite well. From what I gathered talking to some people in the 3D business, what matters the most is the number of cores. 12 cores, I cannot even dream of, 8 cores, yeah, right, maybe in a few years. But 6 cores would be really great, and it would be a nice upgrade from my 4 cores MacBook Pro. I own a bunch of screens, I would use the dvis ones on the Mac Pro, so I don't need a thunderbolt port, or display port. If it's there, I can find a use for it (one of my screen has the old display port connection, not minidisplayport, but display port, another one too, all others are dvi except for the thunderbolt 27, which is, obviously, thunderbolt), if it's not, no drama. So here's the machine I was kinda considering, but I'm waiting for advice because I wouldn't want to buy anything that would end up not being right for me just to save a few bucks. Needless to say, I'm waaaaay under the price of the PC configuration some people put together for me (like you can divide that by at least two). Condition: Seller refurbished Brand: Apple CPU: Intel Xeon 6 Core 3.33Ghz EXTRA: USB 3.0 PCI-e Card (4 Ports) GPU: Nvidia Quadro 4000 (2GB) HDD: 2TB HDD (USED) Model: Mac Pro 5,1 OSX: MacOS 10.12 Sierra RAM: 16GB (4 x 4GB Modules) 1333Mhz SSD: 240GB SSD (SATA) Year: 2009 It has a one year seller warranty. I can have the seller upgrade it to 32gb if needed. What do you think? Not giving the price yet because it's irrelevant, just wanting to know if the specs would be good enough for what I need. It's a 2009 Mac Pro that's been professionally upgraded to the 5,1 version and fully tested. Thanks for all advice!