Alright finally saved enough money to replace my macbook pro from early 2007 (2.4gz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB 667mz DDR2 SDRAM, 160GB 7200rpm hard drive, NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT 256 MB) currently running Mavericks. I have fallen so behind on computer technology I'm not really sure what I NEED. I've saved $5000, but dont want to spend it all if I dont have to. What I want is all my daily tasks to just be quick. I do graphic design, photography, and film editing and waiting is the thing that kills me the most. Also, I want to "future proof" myself for at least another 4 years assuming my work remains the same below, so take that into consideration. Typical tasks that are kiling me right now. -Large format print documents in Photoshop CS6 (300 ppi, 100''x40'') the program all but shuts down on me. -Editing 1080p (4k soon im sure ) video in Premier Pro & After Effects CS6 (Scrubbing is a joke, RAM previews take way too long, and can generally only preview once when the program opens, once I start working, my RAM seems to disappear. Also, would love to be able to render films faster, but not nessacary as I usually lets this happen while I sleep anyways.) -Movie format conversions (again, just take forever) Overall, I use quite a few of the CS6 programs and dont want them lagging AT ALL. Will a current gen. iMac (3.5 i7, 32GB RAM, 3TB fusion drive, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M 4GB GDDR5) cut it for a while? and are there any known issues I should take into consideration with this generation? (image retention, screen issues, etc.?) Or should I go with Mac Pro, and can you reccomend specs for me? I appreciate the wisom of hese forums so much, thank you all!