I have a first gen mp which is still running great. I do a lot of photography, the odd mix of videos for corporate functions and some cadding on the sideline (trained as an architect). In my part of the world, it's very rare to have used mac pros for sale. On the odd occasion one pops out, it's usually overpriced, with owners citing the dearth of such machines on the used market. I'm not having that though. So I hunt for newer mac pros because it would be completely mental to think that the 1,1 was not on its last legs. For the past 3 months or so, the only machine available seemed to be a 2x.8 GHz 3,1, having been relisted by its owner on ebay for the umpteenth time at US1.6K. I have had on offer on the table for him for 1.2 although the duffer won't budge. Fair dos. Last week though, I finally came across a 2x3.2GHz 3,1 for 1075 although it had only 4GB ram. I had a bit of a whinge about that but it was probably as good a deal as I can get. So there I was, on the verge of finalising the deal. Specs: 2 x 3.2 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon 4Gb 800 MHz DDR2 FB-DIMM ATI Radeon HD 2600 Lion 10.7.4 2 hard drives, 500G and 320G 2 DVD burners + 1 wired and 1 bluetooth mouse. Today though, I came across YET ANOTHER mp, a 4,1 this time: 2x2.26 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon 8GB RAM ATI HD4870 Graphics Card Apple SuperDrive 1TB WD Caviar Black HDD Apple wireless (bluetooth) keyboard Apple Magic Mouse (bluetooth) all in perfect condition and with original packaging. I figured, knock my socks off, let's give it a bash, it's Sunday and good things happen on Sundays. Owner needed shifting and was selling at 1.2k. I offered 1075 and he accepted. Picking it up soon. I'm so chuffed I could do the macarena on the streets, lads.