Hi Everyone, First Off sorry for all the writing. Would you have a look over the "new" MacPro im specing out and play spot the stupid decision OLD MAC+BUDGET: I have been looking to upgrade the my faithful MP for a while ....... Mac Pro (Early 2008), 2 x 3 GHz Quad-Core, 24 GB 800MHz DDR2, ATI Radeon HD 5770, 4TB (2xSamsung Spinpoint F1's + 2xSamsung Spinpoint F3's). It's main jobs are Logic Pro, Adobe AE+Photoshop, Media centre for the house. I am throwing everything I have at this which with bank loans will be about £4000ish (which after looking at prices means the New Cylinder is out the window ) NEW MAC: I started looking for a good source for 2012 MacPros and found CreatePro in the UK. I will buy most bits separately apart from the GPU's which they charge £50 to fit (is that worth it/am I right in thinking with the GT120 included the 980ti might not even be flashed so It's simply a case of plugging them in?) Processor: 3.46GHz 12 Core Xeon X5690 Mac Pro 5,1 (2012) £2,195.00 GPU / PCI-e slot 1: Nvidia GTX 980ti 6GB with GT120 £795.00 Memory: 48GB (6x8GB samsung DDR3 1333mHz ECC Ram) £120.00 Total: £3,110.00 The RAM seems suspiciously cheep, most sites seem to range from £320 - 380 (Crucial) so not sure if to buy my own, what do you think? My headache began when specking out the parts........... NewMac Processor: 3.46GHz 12 Core Xeon X5690 Mac Pro 5,1 (2012) £2,195.00 GPU / PCI-e slot 1: Nvidia GTX 980ti 6GB with GT120 £795.00 Memory: 48GB (6x8GB) £120.00 STORAGE PCI: Samsung 960 Pro 1TB £512.79 - Audio Drive+Scratch Disk STORAGE PCI: Angelbird Wings PX1 with Samsung SM951 512GB £487.00 - Boot Drive STORAGE SATA: Western Digital Red Pro 4TB £199.00 - Archive STORAGE SATA: Western Digital Red Pro 4TB £199.00 - Archive STORAGE SATA: Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB £86.99 - Download Drive OldMac STORAGE SATA: Western Digital Red Pro 4TB £199.00 - Archive TOTAL = £4,594.78 My dilemma after choosing the above kit was; if the old MP becomes a Media Centre then I don't know how to best transfer data between them? I thought I could directly connect using an Ethernet cable(Will drill a hole in the wall). Obviously this limits transfers with 1Gig NIC's to 125MBps, so I have been considering fitting 10 Gigabit Ethernet cards but this seems like overkill as the WDRedPro max out at 218MBps and the cards are £230.47 each? I could drop a 850 EVO in the old mac with the NICs but this would bring the total to over £5000 .... Can anyone think of a better method?