Hi, I work in the 3D biz but my workhorse is currently, has always been (since the end of the SGI days anyway) and will continue to stay a PC due to software availability (and software build quality) and GPU performance. Still, I like to keep a mac around on my desk for everything that isn't 3D work-related. I have kept Minis and Macbooks around for a long while but seeing how many recent mac pro's are now in the used market I am wondering if a 2nd hand trashcan might be interesting as a reasonably future-proof desktop mac? Looking at configurations ideally with six cores at 3.5 Ghz, 32 GB and the D500. These would be in the ballpark of what I'd be willing to spend. General desktop/office use, light graphics/photo work is the target. Very compact and silent computer ideal. GPU is not a concern as long as it can drive a 27-inch screen with ease. I'm assuming that it's possible to upgrade the RAM if needed and I read in this very forum that installing a modern aftermarket SSD is doable, too. I'm just wondering about the performance of these things now. When looking at Geekbench 4 it appears that a current MBP with a mobile six-core CPU at 2.6 and 2.9 Ghz is leaving the Mac Pro in the dust by a considerable margin, is that really the case in real world scenario? Is there a better way to judge performance of these setups or am I better off looking at a new MBP or an updated Mini for my purposes? How long-lasting and sturdy is the Trashcan anyway? Are there known reliability issues?