I have a cMP 3,1 (Early 2008 with 2 x 2.8 GHz, 16 GB RAM, SSD). For several months, I have been researching what the next machine should be. The new Mac Pros are out of the question because the performance is just not worth the price. The other Macs are nice, but again the performance is not worth the price. Thus I considered keeping the cMP 3,1 possibly with additional upgrades; buying a 2012 cMP 5,1; or building a Hackintosh. I pretty much ruled out keeping the cMP 3,1 just based on age; and now that Apple has dropped support for it in macOS Sierra that is not an long term option for the future. I have done extensive reading on the Hackintosh. Based on the costs being similar to a 2012 cMP 5,1 for like performance, I was leaning towards the 2012 cMP 5,1 so as not to have to deal with compatibility issues. I was going to do the higher end machine (e.g. dual processors, 48/64 GB RAM, upgraded video card, SSD, WiFi w/ BT4, etc.) and figured that I would get another at least 4 years out of the machine. However with Apple dropping support for the cMP 3,1 and cMP 4,1 in one shot this year; the concern is the cMP 5,1 is on the chopping block for next year or two at most. I am not happy about what Apple has done, but that is a whole other discussion. I am a huge Apple fan and have used Macs extensively since 1985, but am beginning to lose faith on their direction and hardware. The thought is that a Hackintosh may make the most sense. I might have to mess around with hardware and drivers more than I wanted to, but at least I would have some modern hardware at a reasonable price. And it pains me to say say this, but the other advantage is that I can always switch to Windows if it continues to get worse. What are you doing for future machines? Any thoughts on the subject?