I've done a lot of reading on here the last few days - and I've ended up more confused than when I started. I work in audio/music, primarily on PC but I've had a 2011 MacBook Pro for quick demo recording when I'm travelling etc. I built a i7 4790k Hackintosh system for a bit of fun - unfortunately it's been spectacular. So well, I've actually moved the studio over to Logic Pro X and using it for all my work. I'm now living in a world where I have 'the fear' constantly. I have my old Macbook to fall back on if the worst happened, but most of the projects I work on would probably turn it into a barbecue. To remove the sense of dread and sickening anxiety affecting my daily life, I decided to get a Mac Pro. To my (and it seems you guys too!) total dismay, Apple ass hats want lots of my money for a 3 year old computer that's just about to be updated/made 'old', so I'm left in this Tim Cook induced limbo (timbo?). So this led me to looking at 5,1's to tie me over 'til the new MP comes out - I would possibly even pick up a 2013 then depending on specs etc. And then even possibly picking up a 4,1 and FW updating/maxing it out, which seems like a lot of fun. Also, considered picking up an iMac/Macbook, but I feel like I'm paying for stuff (screen) that I don't need. Our old studio system was Windows/i7 3770k 32Gb Ram. We never got close to maxing out the CPU/Ram. Is there a value 'sweet spot' for what I'm after? I don't mind any of the upgrading, but I would prefer to avoid any CPU de-lidding, that sounds utterly terrifying. Cheers guys.