Hi, I'm completely new to Macs, having used Windows-based PCs for years. I'm finally completely fed up with Windows and the hassle I get, and have been thinking about switching to Mac because I've heard they are really good for design work and apparently OS X Snow Leopard is more reliable than Windows. So I have some questions about the best set-up for my needs. I use PhotoShop and Illustrator a lot, and I usually have several apps running at the same time when I'm working, like Photoshop, Illustrator, a coding app, about 5 different browsers running at the same time, Filezilla, as well as a local server running (as well as the usual iTunes, TweetDeck, Skype, etc running). I also like to play MMOGs like WoW and LotRO when I'm not working. I intend to use Parallels or similar for running Windows (and Linux) too, mostly for testing purposes. I need to be able to run Linux/WinXP/Vista/Win 7 apps and browsers without having to reboot. I'm looking at the Mac Pro because it has more options concerning the graphics card and HDDs than the iMac does. So I'm not sure how much RAM to get, as I've been told that Mac hardware isn't quite the same as hardware that's used in ordinary PCs. I was thinking 8GB should do it but I'd like to know that I can run everything I need (as explained above) without any slow-down. So would I be better off getting 12GB instead? Also, the graphics card options - I'm not an expert when it comes to things like this, so would I get more performance (for gaming as well as Photoshop etc) with just one ATI Radeon HD 5870 1GB card or a pair of ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB cards? I've never used SSDs, so are they any good for using as scratch disks? Or would I be better off with normal HDDs? If you have any other advice concerning the set-up options for me, then that would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.