I am about to get a Mac Pro for editing and what not, I am definitely buying used. I was wondering what you guys think I should be aiming for? I am looking for a quad core at least, I'd like a 8 core but I don't know that I really can use all 8 cores with FC7, I have been reading that the 3.33GHz 6 core does better than a 2.4/2.6 8 core and I was just curious if I even need anything that strong. I'd like to get something where I dont have to worry about buying a new machine for awhile. My budget right now is around $3,000-3,500 I'd like to spend less if I can but if its something that is truly going to kill whatever I do, I don't mind spending the extra money. As far as what im editing, its mainly just HD footage however I feel like I am going to need to do aftereffects work to step my editing game up as it's probably my weakest point. I have been looking at the refurbs on apples site and I am torn from the 2.4 ghz 8core and the 2.93 ghz 8 core. The difference is about 700 dollars and while I want to have something that I don't have to worry about for awhile I don't know that if that I will notice the difference between the two and if its even worth it for the 700 bucks. Anyways Let me know what you guys think! Thanks in advanced.