When I get a job, I would like to buy a new and more powerful computer. I was initially planning to eventually build my own Windows desktop (Something powerful to play games on, I found that it is totally possible to build an 8 core system for roughly $1000) and to buy a MacBook Pro for video stuff. Obviously, it'd take a long time to get both. But, I've been thinking about the new Mac Pro. While it is very expensive ($3,488 for the base model, an external SuperDrive and 512GB of storage) I'd get both a Mac for video editing and I could dual boot it to use Windows for my games and the rest of the stuff that I need. Plus I'd have an interesting case and much less clutter on my desk. But, it's expensive. For example, if I made $10/h (min. wage in Alberta), worked an average of 5 hours a day and 4 days a week, I'd make roughly $900 a month, before taxes and other deductions. Using this information, it'd take ~3.8 months to save for, longer with the taxes. Would you say it is worthwhile to buy a Mac Pro instead of first building a Windows system for $1000 then getting a MacBook Pro? If I were to go the route of the desktop machine and the MacBook Pro, it'd cost, in total, $3,250. The custom build in question would have a 3.6GHz 8 core AMD FX processor, 8GB RAM, 2TB of storage (32GB SSD and 2TB HDD) and two AMD Radeon 260X GPUs with 2GB VRAM each and in total would cost ~$1,100. The MacBook Pro in question would have a 15" screen, 8GB of RAM, 512GB of storage and the 2.3GHz Core i7 option. What would you say is much more worthwhile?