I have decided that apple is no longer a company I can rely on to make machines I will be making money with, no timelines for releases, recent events involving the mac pro, ditching the pros (whether they say they are or not) I'v decided to go back to the dark side. I'm building a custom workstation through a well known website (not sure if im allowed to say it on these forums?), and for the same price I was going to spend on my new mac pro which never came ($4200, with 3rd party ram and drives) Im looking at a machine with the same two 4 core sandy bridge server grade processors that would have been in the new mac pro- 2x 2.40 ghz quad core procs, an nvidia gtx 690, 32 gigs ram, solid state, regular drive, usb 3.0, esata, firewire 800, liquid cooled. I use my machine for video post production needs such as working with 4k and 5k video from red, editing in avid, color grading in davinci, and the occassional compositing in after effects. Id be a liar if I said I wasnt going to game on it too Alright so all that said, heres my question. I can get a machine with the 2x 2.40 ghz sandy bridge E quad cores, or I can get the same machine with a sandy bridge i7 6 core 3.40 ghz. Which processor is going to better suite my needs? Not sure if i want 2 less cores and take the higher ghz, and no more server grade processor with the consumer i7, or go for the server grade dual processor combo with 2 more cores and less ghz.