Ok guys so here's the deal. I've recently been so frustrated with logic pro system overloads that I'm about to either throw my computer out the window or permanently switch from Logic. Now I've tried nearly everything to resolve the problem. I use 3rd party plugs with Logic 9.1.7 running 32 bit (64 bit messes up midi audio synchronization for me, which I suspect is the Mbox Pro 3's fault, and the 32 au bridge is a nightmare) on a 2010 MBP with 8 gigs of ram and a 500 gig HDD. Anyways, it has become so bad that I literally have 0 workflow anymore. A system overload pops up every 2-8 secs, even with all my tracks frozen. I tried to switch to Ableton yesterday, and though it's cool and interesting, it just felt weird. Like a married dude cheating on his wife with another man for the first time or something. It just felt awkward hahaha, so I guess since Logic is my "true love" so to speak, I'm going to buy a computer just so I can use it. So right now my budget is about $1000. So I've narrowed it down to either getting a mac mini server or a 2009 Mac Pro quadcore that's been refurbished on Ebay. Now I know that the Mac Mini's are rumored for a reboot soon, so I may wait for that unless the Mac Pro is the better one to go for. So which is a better choice? I feel that the Mac Mini Servers, being more recent and probably having newer processors would be the best bet, though Mac Pro's just have that powerhouse reputation to them, so it's hard to tell for me which one is better. Thanks for the help guys! PS: would a 2008 8-core Mac Pro beat out both of these options (including the potentially faster new MMS) badly? I found one for $1,300 but I'm scared it's going to break down because of the age.