Hi Guys, I'm looking to buy a desktop machine to run Final Cut Studio and edit in HD. Obviously that leaves me with the option of the Mac Pro or the iMac 24" but I really don't need to buy a beast of a machine right now. I'd like to in the future, but for now I'd just like to get something that'll do the job well. My current machine is a Rev A macbook which I got the day they were released so it's getting up there in age. I had purchased Final Cut Express for basic editing but for whatever reason, I can't even edit in SD, which surprises me because I've been editing in SD since the first version of Final Cut Pro on my dual 4(66?) Mhz G4 and again on my iMac G5 and in fact, when I still had my previous Final Cut Pro license, I edited SD on the macbook as well. Might it just be the age of my machine? I run OnyX fairly regularly and have the RAM maxed out at 2GB, so I'm really not sure what the issue might be. But back to what I'm looking for, like I said, I don't care about having an absolute beast, nor do I mind buying a refurb, but here is what I do want: -To edit in HD (my camera is a Canon HF100, but I also have access to HVX 200's so I want to be able to process both at 1080P) -To run every app in Final Cut Studio well (The original Color never ran on my Macbook due to a lack of dedicated graphics) -To keep costs down where reasonable (I don't mind spending more if the value is legitimately there, but under 3,000 please, and I would need a monitor with a Mac Pro) -To keep cable clutter at a minimum (I do enjoy maintaining my aesthetics) -To have a quiet machine (it'll be in the bedroom) -To boldly go where no man has gone before Also, I should note that while I can fit one monitor on my desk, since I am in an apartment with limited space, I won't be able to run dual monitors, hence no second monitor with the iMac. Color accuracy is not absolutely crucial to me at this point. I'll be shooting documentary work mostly and any narrative short films I might do will just be for fun. My plan is to purchase a 3-4 year machine now and when I buy my house, to create a post production room with a Mac Pro and dual 24's or a single 30" monitor. Given all this, what do you advise? And thank you for your help.