*CLOSING THREAD BECAUSE NONE OF OPTIONS AVAILABLE ARE SATISFACTORY TO ME* THANKS FOR ALL YOUR INPUT... Hello All! I'm sure everyone has seen at least one of my negative Apple comments regarding the current administration, so this post should come as no surprise. I'm in the market for a new machine. Since I'm not brave/smart/rich enough to build my own or hire someone to assist me in putting together a hackintosh (I tried on Craigslist and there's too many rapists out there who think building a Mac alternative means price gouging is acceptable). Another reason Apple is a POS company as far as I'm concerned, the blatant arrogance to make running their software "illegal" on any hardware that's not theirs, yet not providing competently built machines in 2018. So, I've no choice but to buy second hand vintage hardware. The specs are as follows: 3.46GHz 12-Core Intel Xeon X5690 Processor 128Gb of Ram 1.0 Tb SSD Sapphire HD 7950 with 3GB of VRAM 2012 Model 1st question: My concern is that the power supply for this machine will be the original, so any idea as to with all of these specs (completely maxed out) how much heat the machine will generate thus how long one should anticipate as far as life expectancy? As the power supplies are no longer manufactured (yet another reason to dislike Apples proprietary hardware policy). The total purchase price is $3,859 without a monitor and even now, that's waaaaay more than we had anticipated for second hand, but we see no reason to wait for any Mac Pro updates from Apple under Tim Crook and Jony Conn-ivy-ing that are not prone to a bevy of malfunctions and poor design. 2nd question: Also, is this a good price considering the machine may have dents in the case/feet? 3rd question: If the processor is also original, any ideas as to how long that should be expected to last under heavy use (if never turned off)? Last question: How will this fare against any current model Mac Pro (trash can design)? Machine will be used primarily for video editing, music production and graphic design. Thanks. In advance for any help.