Hi.. I am Tafe student & work as part time in Desktop Publishing & Web Design, also work as freelance do some Final Cut & Design stuff in Australia My Macbook pro Core Duo 2.0Ghz seems its not enough to handle my application, especially I want to do some HD videos, take ages to render. I only have around 3000 dollars budget. I can push up a little by save my lunch and dinner etc..... Here is the difficault part that I really need you guys experience and suggestion. 1. New 2009 Mac Pro Quad Core - ADC Price $3699 + ADC Student $150 = 3849 # One 2.66GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon # 3GB (3x1GB # 640GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s # NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 512MB # One 18x SuperDrive # Apple Mighty Mouse # Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad (English) and User's Guide 2.Refurbished Mac Pro Quad 2.66GHz Intel Xeon $2749.00 Two 2.66GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon processors 1GB (2 x 512MB) memory (667MHz DDR2 fully-buffered DIMM ECC) 250GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s 7200-rpm hard drive 16x SuperDrive (double-layer) NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT graphics with 256MB memory Do you think buy a refurbished is a good idea ? Also, am I able to connect to dual screen on 7300gt ??? Thank you very much guys!!!