Hello, Im planning on getting Macpro within the next month or so. I do know that current models of Macpro are outdated but waiting is not an option at this point. Usage is mainly photoshop and no video or gaming. I also want to be able to expend my HDD space easily as I have plenty of photos and also plenty of pdf documents and I know this collection will grow exponentially. I plan on getting Mac Pro 3.33 6-core, 6GB RAM @1333MHz, 5870, standard 1 Tb HDD and expend with 3-rd party components as below. I did a lot of research on the components and I think I know what I want but as far as details go I often came up with different answers/recommendations so Im a bit confused and I hope to confirm couple things before I go ahead, order and play with my new toy. Any help/suggestions/comments much appreciated! So here are my questions for all gurus here: 1. Is Samsung SSD 840 pro 258 OK for booting up and apps 2. Is it correct that getting this converter is enough to simply place SSD into converter and then both into empty bay and start using it without worrying about additional tweaks? 3. Is this HDD a compatible option for Mac Pro? 4. The Macpro will ship with ML pre-installed on its 1 tb drive. I would rather keep my good old Snow Leopard, just didnt find ML attractive. Despite some research on google I cannot find reliable info on how to proceed with a. SL installation on SSD (I do have SL on DVD) this would be clean install, I plan on moving only some crap from my current machine and doing it manually (i.e. not via migration assistant); I know I need to format SSD first but it seems that doing this using ML is not an option as it would prevent SL from installing? Any alternatives? I do have SL installed on MBP and iMac if that could help b. Formatting original 1 tb HDD (some suggest just doing it using Disc utility of OS X installed on SSD, some say it will not be then recognized?) c. Are there any problems with SSD or HD drivers above when running SL? 5. Is this memory combo compatible? It say so first: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/memory/Mac-Pro-Memory#1333-memory and then 6-core is not listed on the second page: http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other World Computing/1333D3W8M24K/ 6. Im assuming that for manual file transfer I can connect 2009 iMac and MacPro via firewire and start T mode, correct? Thank you all in advance!