I am getting sick and tired of waiting for the MacPro 2010 update. I am considering getting a Cyberpower system: Case: Thermaltake Spedo MB: Gigabyte GA-EX58A UD7 (can be easily Kakewalked, also compatible with EFiX) CPU: Intel i7-980X, 32nm, hexacore at 3.33GHz Cooling: Watercooling with 2 12cm fans for the radiator Graphics: NVidia 9800GT 1GB (to be replaced later with 5 series ATI or NVidia 480GTX once supported by Apple) Memory: 3x1GB to be replaced with G.Skill 6x2GB, CAS 7, 1600Mhz ($360 at newegg) Boot drive: 1.5TB, 7200rpm, 32MB cache (to be replaced later with SSDs) DVD-RW already have BD-rewriter at home 420 W power supply (to be replaced by 1000W modular 80+ I have at home) The total cost at cyberpower is $2095 + $360 for memory. With the watercooling I should get at least a 4-4.2GHz overclock. I feel that this setup would only be beat by a 12-core MacPro which would probably cost over $6000. Even if you add a better power supply you end up with about $2600 for a very capable computer. It would probably be as fast as the current fastest octocores. Getting 24GB of PC12800 1600MHz memory (6x4 GB) would cost about $1400 at newegg. Is the upgrade to 24GB (additional $1040 versus 12GB) worth it or would 12GB be sufficient for HD video editing? I remember reading in this forum about 12GB being the sweet spot for triple channel memory configuration. I don't work for cyberpower and I know that they do not have a Tier 1 reputation but adding all the components on newegg was not any cheaper and they give you a 3-year warranty.