Hello, I've been lurking around for quite some time here. A little background on me real quick to give the complete perspective. I do graphic design and programming for a company in San Fran. and just recently got an iMac (27" Base 2011) at work. I was using a custom PC at the house (i7 12gb's ram ETC. However it is the first series of the i7. An i7 920.) On that machine I was previously using I had it setup as a hackintosh. Anyway after getting the job I was allowed to get an iMac and again I got the base 27" with 12gb's of memory. I love the machine works great. Does pretty well with After Effects and other renders I do occasionally. Now my question is for myself (personal/personal work) should I get an iMac or a Mac Pro? I'm quite use to having a desktop that I can upgrade (5 years of my life I was in I.T. and those are quite recent years.) It's hard to commit to a All In One. However will it fit what I currently do? Should I not get the Mac Pro since it isn't any benefit over what i'm trying to do? Quick background on what i'd use it for. I'm a photographer and videographer. I use a Canon 5D and 7D and we know that uses a less than friendly codec for editing. However I use the CS Masters Suite which helps a bit since my current PC has a mercury friendly GPU. I will be planning to switch to FCP X when it is released (I heard the 7th of this month?). I do quite a bit of color correction and other things in After Effects and end up rendering quite a bit of footage which can take forever to do on about any machine. I would also like a way to hook up a broadcast monitor to the machine but haven't found the means to do so. Even if it's just using a Matrox adapter to calibrate it correctly however I'm not sure what I could use otherwise to do so. I know of no box that will allow me to output to a broadcast monitor (bnc or the like). What are your thoughts? I want to make the switch for my personal work to a Mac but want to future proof myself appropriately. The Mac Pro is quite expensive and I'd be lying if I said I don't want the nice 27" monitor to go along with it. However that's not in the budget. Anyway. iMac or Mac Pro is the question. Thanks!