I'm a student and looking to upgrade from 2011 model MBP. I typically use my machine for intense internet/database research, near constant music streaming (from Spotify usually), torrent downloading, picture editing, design programs (including Illustrator & Sketchbook Pro), frequent word processing, and frequent video streaming. So I'm thinking I want the 13" and 8GB of RAM, but I'm trying to figure out how much HD space I need (between either 256 or 512) and whether or not I want the i5 or i7. Budget is not an issue. Any thoughts? Ideally I'm hoping to purchase it today, August 18th, so I can get it before school starts up. Thanks!