So, early on everyone said that the Hex/D500 was the sweet spot of this lineup.. and a lot ordered that. But... Looking at the benchmarks we have sofar, it would appear that the the D500 is a bit of a dog for general use, and for apps that don't utilize a lot of cores, anything beyond 6 is certainly a waste, and even 6 core might not really be utilized.. So for those waffling between a hackintosh, iMac, or the nMP.. seems that the base model, perhaps with boosted ram, might really be the sweet spot for the Adobe app crowd... my thinking here is that if Adobe does start utilizing more OpenCL, even the D300 will crush the iMac in that area. http://barefeats.com/tube03.html Thoughts?