Hi guys, I have been waiting to upgrade for awhile, waiting until it was 1) truly needed and 2) I felt the system was right for the amount of money it costs. What is the opinion here, is now a good time to buy the 5k iMac if you plan to keep the system for a considerable time? I am currently running a hackintosh 1.8 core2duo, 2gb ram, GMA950 onboard graphics and lion bought in 2007 and upgraded with an SSD. I really need to update, but I am considering a cheaper stop gap solution vs a full blown imac 5k, depending on if now is the best time to put the money down. For me as far as I can see (correct me if wrong): The processor upgrade to the i7 is worth it and a non brainer for me, if I am paying this amount of money it seems silly to only have an i5, the extra 0.7ghz per core and hyperthreading seem too make a good deal. SSD over the fusion drive for reliability and speed reasons and 256gb is the same price. 512gb seems like a worthy upgrade option, however I only have a 50gb SSD right now which suits me fine (although it is paired with a 1tb HDD, this is only for media, external a good option here with 256gb ? or upgrade to the 512gb? Graphics card upgrade: on the surface seems like a good idea, but I read on here about the heat throttling issues with the m295x and so far the info seems that the m395x is fairly similar to the m295x, does this make the upgrade worthwhile? Memory will stick with stock configuration and upgrade from third party at later date if needed, since this is possible and cheaper. Am planning on using the machine for home use and design/development work and likely audio recording/production (although this is not a big requirement at this etc moment, will likely be required longer into the machine's life) I hear about big updates to GPU's coming next year and the GPU in the iMac being poor, also Apple have kept the iMac design for some time now, so maybe due a refresh? A temporary machine could be purchased and sold if it is worthwhile waiting for next years models etc, if you consider I am looking at getting around 5-8 years life out of this.