It's time to phase out the 3 yr old AMD server for one of my clients -- so naturally i recommended a Mac Pro. They gave me a $5k budget, and let me run wild! Woo Hoo! Best of all, this server sits at my desk @ home. Yesterday i had to buy two dell desktops for another client. I felt dirty. I hate the dell config process. There is pages and pages of meaningless BS "options" that i had to wade through to make sure they weren't gonna stick me with something. But, oh, the cleansing joy of ordering from ! Here's what i've ordered: Two 3.0GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon 1GB (2 x 512MB) 250GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s NVIDIA GeForce 7300 Bluetooth + Airport Extreme Wireless keyboard and mouse Here's what i will order next, once the MP ships: 6GB RAM from OWC 2x250 raid 1 boot vol 2x10k Raptor raid 0 for data 20" widescreen from Dell (2007WFP - $270 refurb. Anything better for the price out there?) My plan is to run a few virtual servers for database and test environment purposes. Hopefully VMWare will allow me to tie a few specific cores to each one to prevent cache hunting issues. I can do my dev work in a VM to access idle server power, without worrying about causing any trouble. Now for the best "waiting" of all... Hurry on, UPS man!