Yes, it's stupid. Why buy a 2 year old MP, that was almost outdated when it was launched? Well, partly due to tax deduction reasons (hence I can wait till next year), partly because I was inspired by this thread (though it's somewhat unclear to me, if makoffe actually bought the 2,4 2010 or 2012 version). Also, the original price for this machine was 4480 USD in my country - I'm now able to buy a new (not refurbished) machine for 3090 USD (expensive in US terms, but a good price here). I'm buying it for FCP X work, some Handbrake transcoding as well as games (where my current MBA 2011 is no good). And no, I don't want an iMac. Questions: 1) Regarding RAM, the recommented thing to do is buy ECC Registrered RAM, right? And preferably in sizes of 3, so in my case 6 similar blocks at the time? Would 1333 RAM be preferable (if upgrading CPU later) or is the machine forever limited to 1033? 2) Regarding SSD, I'm going to replace the factory standard HDD with an about 500GB SSD. I know SATA-II limits the performance, but this post says one can add two SSDs in RAID-0 and the limit is off (unclear if that's on a PCI-E card, of if its with the default backplane). So my question is: Would 2 * 256 SSDs in RAID-0 perform better than 1 * 512 SSD when using the default slots (I know I have to buy ICY Docks)? 3) Bonus question: I presume, since the 2012 update wasn't really an update, that I'll be able to insert i.e. X5675 CPUs in the future? (Several years from now, when they become affordable). Thanks in advance for the good answers!