and I am thinking I will go for an iMac..... I've been waiting a few years to get a Mac Pro and a finally in a position to do so. I need a machine that will last a few years, main uses are for Lightroom/Photoshop/video encoding of slideshows. I think in terms of value for money, the 2008 octo was the pinnacle but I wasn't able to buy one back then. I have been waiting for the last 3 months to get a mac pro but wanted to wait for the update and now it is out I am having second thoughts. I was planning on getting the Dual processor beast and upping it to 12gb ram. Realistically though, am I better off with an iMac? I can get a 2.93ghz i7 with 16gb ram and 2tb hdd for around £2400. I could add a 2nd 27" LCD for I am guessing around £750. That would be a pretty decent rig for £3150. I have traditionally been put off the iMacs because I wanted to add extra RAM and HDD's and was thinking about getting a 30" screen to sit inbetween my 2 20" (1600x1200) screens. 16GB and 2TB would actually see me ok for quite a while I reckon, and 2 27" screens would also give me plenty of real estate. Never really considered the fact that when I was finally able to get a mac pro I would consider not doing so! Nice position to be in I guess.