OK, In the coming week I'm intending to purchase that mac pro I've been talking about for the last few months, some money is saved and I get a substantial extra salary payment next ealy next week making it now possible and still be able to pay the mortgage I've read everything I can, deliberated for many hours and lain awake at night wondering whether I should or shouldn't, whether to dig deep and get 8 cores, perhaps wait for WWDC etc. Final conclusion is 'to hell with it', get the bugger now! I think my best bet is with the stock 2.66 2CD, standard memory and disk - like everyone else here I'm dissappointed at the mark-up Apple puts on RAM and HDD's, I can't imagine anyone taking these options - even upgrading from the 250GB HDD to the 500GB makes no sense as a 500GB drive is costing about the same as the upgrade meaning you get a 250GB basically for free... So, all this will follow in the coming months. Question I had was whether the Airport and Bluetooth can be bought and fitted by myself after purchase - reason is that I can buy one off the shelf at an Apple reseller rather than ordering and waiting a whole week (crazy but true, 5 days to fit ANY options on the Apple order form). For monitor I'll take a 23" ACD - perhaps I can add another later in the year, will be nice to have two side by side Crazy thing is that the Dell's that are often mentioned in these forums are MORE EXPENSIVE than the ACD's, makes that a no-brainer really So, if anyone has any words of wisdom they'd like to share, now is the time. Sure, I'd still love an 4CD but really, 1500EUR extra, not for that!