I've settled on purchasing a 2.8 8-core mac pro with the minimum 2GB RAM form Apple. I'm planning on purchasing more RAM from OWC once I place my order with Apple. It's hard to cut through all of the different situation regarding RAM and what a person needs, so I thought I'd give a maxed-out personal scenario and see if what you think I need under the hood. I can see myself running Final Cut Pro 6, Adobe After Effects, DVD Studio Pro, Safari, and Photoshop (only light work in this program) simultaneously pretty frequently. I would expect that at least two of any of these programs would likely be in use at all times. I was planning on going with 8GB total. Do you think that will be enough? Is there a recommended minimum for all of these put together? Maximum? I know "you can never have too much RAM" but I'm not rolling in dough. However, I am willing to make a sacrifice if the minimum is above what I was expecting. What do you guys think?