Hi all, I assume that this kind of question has been discussed in this forum before. But since I believe my need for the mac pro is a little bit peculiar, I decided to post my question plucking up my courage. So, here we go. I use Photoshop to make mural-sized fine art prints w/high image resolution and lots of layers. The work involves not only lot of layer composition, but also a large-size-brush painting. And, I would like to dedicate my future MP to using mostly two softwares; Photoshop for compositing images, and Vue(E-On software)for some 3D modeling/renderings although PS is to be used as main(I would say 8:2?) The problem is that my research for an ideal MP configuration never seems to be ending due to my superficial knowledge and due to many configuration possibilities, and I need your help at this point. I was once almost going for high-core macs and I read this article somewhere about slower PS speed on higher core macs. So now I got more confused. RAID and SSD are also new to me too but I would be happy to explore this world although I'm not good at technology. I guess I will be fine with current MP models for many years despite of the next gen MP rumors. Regarding budget, I am willing to spend some $$ but since this is going to be a big investment to me, I would like to have it well spent on the ideal MP optimization for this kind of work I do. Thanks for reading this post and for putting up with my ramblings! Any thought on choosing and setting up MP would be hugely appreciated. Thank you all in advance!