Hey guys.. so I am in desperate need of a computer. I actually don't even have one right now, I've been lugging my work iMac back and forth from home. I haven't had enough money in a while but I am looking to get one soon. I am a motion designer, the apps I use most often are After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Cinema 4D, Maya, Premiere, etc.. Often times many of these at the same time. I would love to get a Mac Pro, but money is tight and I would also need a display for it. I've also heard that you shouldn't get the base quad-core Mac Pro model compared to the Retina iMac with the upgraded processor and graphics card. Is that true? I am not so knowledgable about the hardware side of things (beyond the basics), but I would love to get a computer that will last me for years to come. My instinct is to get a Mac Pro.. I was going to get the base quad-core model (or maybe upgrade it to a 6-core?) and upgrade it over time as I get more money (as far as what can be upgraded... just memory, video cards and possibly the processor?). Would this be a smarter idea than getting a Retina iMac with the upgraded processor and graphics card, and upgrading RAM myself at a later point? I'm really at a loss and am getting frustrated trying to compare them, seeing what can be upgraded over time (Seems like only RAM can be upgraded in an iMac.. I would get the non-Retina model if I could actually upgrade the RAM in that.. I don't really need 5k resolution) I know this question probably comes up a lot, and I've been reading into these two models but I still can't decide.. If money wasn't an issue I would obviously get the full decked out Mac Pro.. but alas, I am not rich. I am also hesitant to buy one right now as I hear they may be updating both models very soon? So anyway, I know this is sort of a rambling post, but I'm just looking for anyone to help me choose one. Honestly I use an older iMac at work and I get by just fine, but render times are slow and I would really love to be able to work without my computer chugging all the time. I would love to get the Retina iMac with upgraded processor + graphics card (especially because of the comparable price + the 5k display), but then I think about the Mac Pro and being able to upgrade more parts over time and wondering if it will last me longer... Also - is it worth waiting for one of the new models? Any ideas on how long I would have to wait? I would prefer to get one ASAP but if it's definitely worth it to wait I will.. Any suggestions guys? This has been really stressing me out due to how much money I am about to spend! The more I think about the money the more tempted I am to just buy an older model refurbished iMac.. Still unsure of what specs I should be aiming for, though. Thanks so much, guys, I really appreciate you taking the time to read this!