Hi everyone, Assuming price is no object (but it is), where should I concentrate when backing down from a fully spec'd-out Mac Pro? This is a new purchase for my studio team as we're starting to get more demand for higher-end video and motion work on a more regular basis and want to bring it in-house. I've selected this so far: 3.0GHz 8-core with 25MB of L3 cache 64GB (4x16GB) of 1866MHz DDR3 ECC 512GB PCIe-based flash storage Dual AMD FirePro D500 GPUs with 3GB of GDDR5 VRAM each I don't really know the advantages of multiple cores vs higher clock speed or how much VRAM I need on the GPUs (I fear I sound like a grandma). I know this is a totally annoying post and there is no one right answer, but I'd appreciate any insight. My priorities are future-proofing our productions and also of course, price. If we're already investing over $5,000 in a computer, it seems to me we might as well sink another 1-2k into it now to avoid purchasing another computer sooner. TL;DR : Need to be able to work with 4K video, high-framerate video, and potentially motion graphics. Is there a major difference between the 6-core 3.5GHz and the 8-core 3.0GHz Is it easy/safe/recommended to buy the 64GB of RAM myself, or should I pay the premium for Apple to do it? Any huge difference in the video card options? And finally, any monitors you can recommend besides the Apple TB display? Seems pricey for what it is, quality-wise. Thanks for any ideas!