Hi everyone. I would like to hear from those of you who currently have, or are considering getting, a mac pro 4,1 (or 5,1 since these are similar). I am thinking about getting one (4,1) but I am also weighing in the fact that this system is a couple years old. To be fair, I already have a mac mini (2012 i7 version) that serves me well but the mac pro has become really appealing particularly because I like its ability to be upgraded easily. It also looks like a very durable machine that will last some time. I guess I am interested in it since I am not a huge fan of Apple's current direction (limiting upgrades) and my current thinking is that if I get this, I would be able to hold out for a good while. I definitely will be keeping my mini though! Sorry for my ramble. My questions: Do you feel like your Mac Pro has been serving you well with little to no issue? What is your current set up specs? Do you think that Apple will continue to support it (software wise) for some time to come? Which is strongly preferred: single or dual cpu? Even if one is not really going to utilize software that will use the multi cores. Does the OS use them? How much max should one spend on each variation? Chances are I will not be upgrading the cpu. Has the low end cpu been able to hold up well? (for anyone who kept the cpu stock for both variations) I am only really considering upgrading the storage, RAM and GPU eventually. Is that a good idea? Is a little gaming feasible once the GPU is upgraded and windows is run to allow a larger library and support? I know these questions are highly specific to one's use patterns but I just would like to hear from you guys about your experience with this machine now in 2016. If you have any tips related to this system, please share! All I really know at the moment is that upgrading the firmware to 5,1 is recommended. Thank you all for your time!