Hi guys. Hope you can give me some advice. I am currently working of a 2011 Mac Mini (the 2.3 GHz i5, HD 3000 discrete graphics, 16 GB of ram and an SSD). But for the work I do the machines seems very slow: - No gaming. - Xcode programming. - Some simple graphic works in Pixelmator. - Ripping DVD's + converting in Handbrake. - Surfing, text editing, etc. If I had the money I would get the 27 iMac with 5K display... So I need some other solution and just saw some old Mac Pro's that might do me good for some years to come. I've looked at the 3.1 and the 4.1 models The 3.1 model with 2 x 2.8 GHz Xeon CPU's, an 2TB Seagate SSHD fusion drive from 2014, 12 GB of ram and a Geforce GT 640. PRICE APROX. 656 EURO The 4.1 model with 2 x 2.66 GHz Xeon CPUs, a 250 GB SSD from 2014, 6 GB of ram and a Geforce GT 120 GPU. PRICE APROX. 590 EURO My questions are: 1) Does it even make sense to make an upgrade to a Mac Pro that has maybe 5-8 years behind it. 2) Is it even an upgrade? I have a very hard time figuring out how much faster (if any) the Mac Pro's will be compared to the Mini I'm running now. 3) Which of the two Mac Pros would be the best buy? Thanks in advance for your comments and thoughts on this. --- Post Merged, Jan 22, 2016 --- Oh and I see know that Macros shows me similar threads that might give me (some) of my answers. Sorry about that guys. I did a search prior, but Mac pro vs. mac mini didn't give me anything. If you're up for it though please give me your thoughts on this.