I'm looking to get a Mac Pro. I do semi-professional video and audio work, and will also bootcamp for gaming. I've got an offer for a 2009 with these specs: Apple Mac Pro 5,1 (firmware-upgrade, 2009 model) with one 3.46 GHz 6-Core Processor 24 GB Ram 1333MHz 2TB HDD (7200rpm) NVidia GTX 780 3GB USB 3.0 PCIe card (4 ports, new). SuperDrive. Airport Extreme. Bluetooth. 5x USB, 4x Firewire 800, 2x Ethernet, Stereo-In and Out. Am I correct in thinking this is still a very powerful workhorse? I'm not quite sure what the 'upgraded firmware to 5.1' means, or if that limits my expandability/card options to the 4,1 models? The machine is from a reputable refurbish shop and comes with a 1 year guarantee. The card is plenty for me to game with, and I think the RAM and Processor should be enough for most games/audio work. I have a few 1TB SSDs to put in also. I work in Logic Pro, Ableton, Pro Tools and After Effects/Premiere Pro/Photoshop. He also has a 2010 Westmare machine with the same specs albeit a 3.33 GHz 6 core. The case is quite badly bent hence the same price; is there a big difference in performance in the two processors? As I understand it I could keep upgrading the RAM and the GFX card for some time, but not sure when the processor would become a sticking point. On paper it seems like a great machine to me but I'm out of the loop these days. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!