My wife is about to take our iMac to her office and will be buying a new computer for the house. Honestly the main things I do with this computer is have it on 24-7 as my iTunes server to Apple TV's and for syncing iDevices, as well as encoding movies. My current iMac is an i7 2.93 GHz. Setting aside the hackintosh for now, what would be the best I could get? A new iMac with a BTO 3.4 i7? How much better would that be than last years BTO iMac 3.4 i7 (which are in the refurb store for a LOT less money.) Or a 2010 Mac Pro with a 2.8 GHz Xeon? A refurb Pro is the same price as the refurb iMac, but I'd still be without a screen. Now if I bought a Thunderbolt Display and built a Hackintosh, I bet I could keep the price in the same ballpark with a more powerful machine. How much hassle are Hackintosh machines? I will do more research on that now. I have looked in the past and always opted to stick with Apple hardware. Thanks for any input.