Hi all, I'm a semi-professional dance music producer who's been writing & releasing music for 7 years. Up until now I've always been PC-based using Logic 5.5 and more recently Cubase 5. Cubase isn't really working for me as I'd hoped & Logic 5.5 is too dated to revert back to continue using, so it's time to invest in a Mac to gain access to the elusive Logic Pro 9. I'm completely new to Apple computers & not amazingly technology-savvy, so am pretty daunted by the various options available, however online research has proven that it isn't worth me investing in anything other than a Mac Pro. I don't need portability & the MacMini, Macbook series, iMac seem pretty limiting in terms of power & scalability. I will be mainly using Logic Studio (Logic Pro 9, Mainstage 2, Soundtrack Pro 3, etc) and potentially Ableton Live 8 as my core DAWs. In addition I will be using a whole bunch of 3rd party VSTs & synths - some can be very CPU-hungry including Spektrasonics Trilogy, Native Instruments Massive & so on. Typically a single song file could include up to 40-50 individual tracks; a mixture of audio files & VST synths and each track may have anywhere between 1-8 VST effects as part of the processing. The Mac is purely for music production only. I will retain my PC for general day-to-day activities. Anyhow, onto the actual query; What is the best Mac Pro configuation for my needs? For example, is it better to have a single 3.33Ghz 6-core CPU, or a dual 2.66Ghz quad-core CPU. Will 6GB of memory be adequate? Will I need a 2nd hard drive to split systems/applications from my music sample library? SATA or SSD? Can I use my existing PC monitor before investing in a 27" Apple display? My budget is roughly £3k (not including screen or software) and I'm looking to make a purchase in the next couple of months. Thanks in advance.