Hey guys, so basically I am an iOS/Mac developer that plays some games (Windows and Mac), does some amateur photography and video, and am considering a new machine with more graphics power. Currently, I run a 2014 fully maxed Macbook Pro (see sig) connected to two 24" 1080p screens with some USB drives attached. In general, its an excellent setup for development and basic gaming needs. However, I am thinking about changing things up and putting a full nMP in its place and then using my MBP as more of a mobility/secondary system. As I make a living on the Mac, a nMP isn't hard to justify if I don't go nuts on the specs. It looks like I could pick up a basic 4C/D300/256gig ssd rig for about 2800, or bump to 512 and 16 gigs of ram for 3150. In addition, there are refurb 6c/d500/256 gig systems for 2800 as well. It seems that OWC offers SSD upgrades for the future (that will probably come down in price over time) as well as CPU and ram upgrades as well. The other option would be a 2010 cMP and get a flashed video card to go the old school route. I do like tinkering with things, so this could be fun as well. What do you guys think? Obviously I could build a top of the line gaming rig for a couple grand but honestly it is completely outside of my workflow. That would involve me having an additional tower and screen(s) connected just for gaming and my entire flow is in OS X. But with the nMP I could just bounce the system in to Windows and run the D300s in XFire. Keeps my work flow together and gives me 4-5x the gaming power. It also looks like some of the folks in the forums and tinkered with OCing the MP, so I figured you guys could relate to what Im thinking. Fire away. -NOTE- I scrapped the 5k iMac idea due to heat concerns.