Hello I'm looking to buy a new mac pro now after years of saving. I'm probably going to go for the low end Nehalem since I will be pushed to be able to afford the octo (unfortunately) but I'm hanging on a little longer just in case we get some speed bumps or other trinkets around WWDC. Knowing when Snow Leopard is coming out will also be helpful. I probably won't wait though. This is my first major step into the Intel world in one significant way - I want to be able to play some Windows games in my free time. I've been through the whole thing in terms of software on my crippled (graphics-wise) aging Macbook but I don't know much about the hardware. I'd considered putting in two of the base Mac Pro cards yet I hear they're not very good. I'm not a passionate gamer at all and I don't care if my framerates aren't incredible - will the base cards keep me going for a few years before needing a rethink or will I end up stuck upgrading them after only a year to meet minimum specs again? The games I'm looking at are currently just Team Fortress 2 and similar "fun" games so I'd hope the base cards can handle that kind of thing comfortably. Reason for two cards is purely that I use two monitors and it's not that much more than one card when the price of the adapter was factored in (I understand SLI doesn't work?). Again input would be valued on this logic. I may just be being stubborn about Apple's expensive adapters. And a possibly silly bonus question, will Crossover/Parallels (I own both) be improved by the graphics card being better or are they capped out fairly low by other considerations anyway? I appreciate gaming is better done in full Windows mode, I'm just curious. I do like ATi drivers a lot more than nVidia, but I'm not sure if I like them enough to spend a lot more! The Mac will be used 95% of the time OSX side with the Windows time entirely spent with games. All of the stuff I do OSX side will be absolutely fine with the base graphics cards. I'm comfortable with that side of things.