I'm looking for a machine to basically run my new business on. I do Photography and Stage Lighting and production. For Now I'll be running CS2 and Lighroom Beta4. I plan on getting CS3 when it comes out (which will hopefully include Lightroom, but if not, I'll get lightroom as a standalone). I also be running VectorWorks 12.5 in 2d mostly with occasional 3d rendering. Some of my work also includes video, so I will also be running Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio, and sometimes Shake. And when all the work is over, Hopefully i'll have some time to play some games like Quake 4 and Doom 3 This is in addition to my MBP 2.16 CD machine which will get wiped and used as just a travel machine. I will have the money for this machine in the next 2-3 weeks, and it would be great to be able to have it in the next month or so, but would it be worth it for me with these applications to wait for the 8 cores? here is the configuration I am thinking of: * Two 2.66GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon * 2GB (4 x 512MB) * 500GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s * 3 x NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT 256MB * Two 16x SuperDrives * Both Bluetooth 2.0+EDR and AirPort Extreme * Apple Keyboard and Mighty Mouse - U.S. English * Mac OS X - U.S. English * AppleCare Protection Plan for Mac Pro/Power Mac (w/or w/o Display) - Auto-enroll (2) 21" Gateway HD Displays I would add another Gig stick (maybe two depending on how cheap I can find them) or RAM, and possibly another Hard Drive. Here are my questions... is it worth an extra $800 to go to the 3ghz processor? Should I get the Apple 2 gigs of RAM or get 1 gig and upgrade it with 3rd party? And finally, are the Gateway monitors as good as they are cracked up to be? My buddy has a 24" on his PC and LOVES it, but do they play nice with Macs? Thanks!