I'm going to get the 27 inch iMac (I just sold my 24 inch Aluminum 2.4 intel core 2 duo iMac). Deciding between the i5 and i7 quad cord. I am pretty much an average user but I usually buy near top of of line processors for a specific model. I do some photoshop and some light video editing. But no gaming (since I have all three gaming systems that serve those needs). I don't think the Intel Core 2 3.06 stock processor in the standard 27 inch model is "future proof" for resale values and the i5 and i7 quad core processors are the better investments (I usually use computers for 2 years and resale them with Apple Care warranty) I know the i5 doesn't have hyperthreading and besides the minor speed bump, do you think I am wasting my money by going with the i5 which costs $180 more? I am going to get a 15% discount on whatever iMac I order since I have a friend who gets "friends and family" apple discounts.