i bought a Mac Pro 2009 model in september And i been thinking lately why did i buy it? i have the following specification: 2.26ghz - 12GB ram - 4870 - 1TB - 640GB i currently use the following apps: (i use about 6GB of ram each day - however i don't see why with these apps?) Safari Itunes Aperture 2 Adiumx Socialite Photoshop i rarely use more than 120% of 8 cores. & i'm thinking why did i buy such a beast? when i moved to mac, i had a macbook (2007 model) & decided i need something beefier as the macbook couldn't multitask that good as it struggled on flash. the idea when i got the Mac Pro was to start to program on OSX & use the power to compile, however i have moved away from that as i do not really enjoy it. i enjoy fiddling but not full on programming. so what i'm going to ask is what sort of hobbies could i do to make use of the power i have? i currently enjoy photography but thats not very power hungry, maybe video? im looking for suggestions here. the other alternatives is to sell my Mac Pro & 30" screen (samsung 30STplus 30") & buy a 27inch Imac. or keep it for a very long time 3/4 years?, (i normally keep my computers for 5 months then move to a new one) any suggestions would be very much appreciated.