I have the cash now for an iMac budget is $3,000 usd. I plan on using the imac to record my guitar with the apogee duet 2 and use garage band to add in drum samples. Nothing crazy. Also I plan on getting some type of animation software as I am working on writing a cartoon. Other than that ill be web surfing, itunes.. maybe upload some youtube videos. Will the 3.4 i7 with the 256gb ssd and 1tb hdd be sufficent for my needs? Or should I wait for the new 2012 imacs? Now I want dont want to feel like I made a mistake if I purchase now and the new imacs come out in a month or 2. Sorry I know theres a million wait or buy threads lol.