Alright, so I've been racking my brain for days now debating on what my next computer will be. Right now, I have a Refurbished iMac 24-inch 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 4GB ram and a 1TB HD that I bought back in February of '08, and it meets almost all of my current computing needs. Lately, however, I've gotten quite heavily into PC gaming and the ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO just isn't cutting it anymore for me, I want something with a bit more graphical prowess. I originally was going to buy the new i7 iMacs when I first heard about them, but as the months go by I just hear worse and worse things about the screen quality. Knowing that, however, I decided to buy a i5 last night (i realized the i7 is more power than I need) and am currently waiting for it to show up on my door step. Normally, my debate would end there, HOWEVER, if there's any screen problems, it's obviously getting sent back for a replacement, and I'm only willing to do that twice before I get a refund. Now, knowing that, a friend of mine who is a eBay powerseller happens to have a Macpro1,1 that'd he be willing to let go for $1,300. Here are the specs: Two 3.0GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon processors 250GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s; 7200 rpm; 8MB cache NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT 256MB 6GB Ram 16x SuperDrive with double-layer support I'm unsure if it has the airport/bluetooth or not. Now, I know it has more than enough computing power for me, because here at work (i'm a production artist) I have a macpro1,1 with 2 2GHz dual-core processors, 8GB ram, and I run VMware (WinXP), Quark 7.5, Photoshop CS3, and several other applications at once without -too- much slowdown. It's bearable, to say. Now, I know if I buy the Mac Pro I need to upgrade a few things, including: Airport Extreme Card (802.11n) $89.95 Bluetooth card $34.95 ATI Radeon HD 4870 videocard $349 (I'm aware I can flash a PC model of the 4870 or 4890, but am unsure if I want to go that route. I like things "just working" but am more than capable to do the flash) 1-1.5 TB 7200rpm 32mb cache harddrive $89.99-$109.99 24" Apple Cinema Display: $599.99 (refurb, if it comes back in stock) - $894 Apple Wireless Keyboard: $69.99 Apple Magic Mouse: $69.99 Taking the cost to about $2.8k. The iMac I ordered cost $1,969.95 with overnight shipping. How would the two machines compare with 4 years and a thousand dollars difference? The 2x 3Ghz Cloverdale Xeon to the intel i5? I know the Mac Pro would win in gaming, but is the overall cost worth it? I'm not a hardcore gamer, but I like things to be native res at Medium-High settings. (I'm also aware I can go to eBay for the wireless/bluetooth card and could get a Dell monitor to save money, however, what I have listed is simply my ideal setup without TOO much shopping around done.) Thanks for any help given, and here's hoping the imac I get tonight doesn't have display problems.