Hi guys! Need some help here... I want to buy an Apple desktop to my design+architecture studio. The software I'm using is Rhinoceros, 3DStudio Max (sometimes!), Maxwell Render and Adobe Creative Suite. Yes, I'm using Rhinoceros, that is a Windows-only application, yet Rhino will be launched to OSX early next year. So until then I'll have to use Windows as well. Everything else is going to run on OSX. Anyway, I need some help choosing one of these two systems - iMac and MacPro - but since I'm somewhat on-a-budget, I can't loose my head and spend a bunch of cash. Some please take a look at these configurations: - iMac 3.06Ghz Core2Duo + 4GB RAM + gráfica nvidia 8800 GS 512MB (+- 2000 euros) - MacPro 2x 2.8Ghz QuadCore Xeon + 2GB RAM + nvideo 8800 GT 512MB (+- 2600 euros) + monitor The computer is meant to do a lot of 3D work, rendering and image editing. I know that any entry-level iMac can manage 3D modeling and image edition on Adobe CS, yet when we talk about rendering the conversation takes another route. On a working environment time is an issue, so fast renders would be a plus. Yet the price diference between these two computers is almost 1500 euros (don't forget about the extra monitor for the MacPro!). So my question is: is the MacPro speed-boost big enough to compensate the price difference? I mean, will I save a lot of time if I buy THIS MacPro in particular comparing to the iMac? Or do you think the iMac makes the job pretty well and fast enough? ---- And one more question. I want to know how much the MacPro is upgradable, I mean, can I add/change processors, RAM, graphic cards and hard drives on the future? Can you tell me if I can add extra processors to the MacPro? Thank you very much for your help! I really appreciate it. Cheers!