I have been out dated by all this quad core to 8 core technical talk, and I'm trying to get simple answers. I do video editing as a side job and pictures also, I have been reading about a possible final cut update so I just want to cover myself, and hear the 8 core won't help with the current FCP. This is what I use FCP ( and all it comes with) Adobe Photoshop Aperture Logic GarageBand, yeah I know it's not a serious app. I currenty have a 2005 G5 so time for an upgrade. Been putting it off for abbot 2 years, the last year has been a struggle with my G5. I'm looking at the 8 core, middle of the road. I'm just getting lost in all this forum talk that the quad may be better in some situations, but I want to be covered for about 5 years. I know ram, graphic cards, and the simple stuff, I enjoy swapping out parts on my G5 but it's just putting more money down the drain at this point. With the applications I use would the 8 actually be slower, unless FCP goes 64? Mainly just need some simple terms on which Mac is the best for me. No iMac i7 cause I again I like to expand with ease. If someone could take a little time and tell me the real difference between the two, not bias, that would be awesome, and I would be grateful for their advice. Thanks so much. Again, it's mainly all ts core stuff. Simple and sweet. What a difference 5 years makes on some of this stuff.