Hello, everyone, In this day in which Mac users are rightly outraged by Apple's failure to update the Mac Pro in more than 1,000 days, I wanted to share a good experience I had in upgrading my Mac Pro 6,1. A year ago, I purchased a Quad-Core version with 12 GB RAM, dual D300s, and a 256 GB SSD. Before even powering it on, I upgraded the 12 GB RAM to 32 GB RAM from OWC. Although the Mac was running absolutely fine with MacOS Sierra for everything I do (Photoshop, Lightroom, Premier Pro, etc.), I wanted to make it a bit more "future proof." So I found this processor on eBay for $899.00 and purchased it: Intel Xeon Processor E5-2667v2 QS CPU 3.3GHz 8-Core 25M Max 4.0GHz SR19W QF67 ES. In addition, I also found 32 GB of OWC RAM for the Mac Pro on eBay for $150. After upgrading everything, I have a beast of a machine with Geekbench 3 scores of 3757 Single-Core (up from 3611) and 27311 Multi-Core (up from 14321, and more than the stock 12-core version, it seems.) Obviously, if you're simply after benchmarks, there are thousands of computers running 18-44 cores that have better benchmarks than this, but for my use in the MacOS ecosystem, the upgraded machine is running quite smoothly and I am very happy with it. In the future, I would consider upgrading the SSD to one of the new 4-channel 1 TB versions, but after an expenditure of almost $1,000 on this upgrade, that will have to wait. It's a small encouragement that we can still upgrade our machines and great real-world performance in MacOS.