I there. Sorry for my rusty english, I learned it reading "users manuals" and trolling in youtube comments I'm not new to apple, but this is my very first owned mac ever, and was a compulsive purchase. Last friday, a friend offer me a early 2009 mac pro, 2 x 2.26 quad core xeon, 16 gb, with a radeon hd 4870, all of that in pristine condition (about 3 years in a box in his house) for about 1000 us$. A bargain in this country where new mac cost about 250% the price displayed in apple.com. Imac I7 3.5, 16 gb, gtx 780, 1tb (about a wooping 7000 us$) My plan is update this shiny beauty with a pair of newer xeons, maybe transplant my gtx 570 from my i7 pc. I want to run Autodesk Smoke. Now I'm subscribed to the adobe cc, and want to maintain that. My budget is limited because I need to pay the software subscriptions, but the worst thing is try to import something to this country, its a pain worst than toothache, and nobody can save yo to pay about a 50% in taxes, and hours in the customs office. My questions are, what is better to upgrade first? If I fit the machine with an SSD and my old gtx 570? Multicore power of this machine surpasses my i7 2600k, but in one core task sucks badly. In the other hand, smoke and adobe after effects rely a lot in cuda and open cl. Or may be I can purchase a couple of refurbished six core xeon first and maintain my actual 1033 memory? Is worth upgrade 16 gigs of 1033 to 1333 with the new processor? Thank you in advance.