Hi, I started another thread about buying a 3,1 but now I think going for a 4,1 would be a bit of a wiser choice in terms of overall value, here's what I'm planning on getting: Mac pro 2009 w/2 quad core 2.93Ghz cpus 32GB RAM Intel 240GB SSD ATI 6870HD 2GB -- External RAID 1+0 (2TB usable) enclosure via eSata (thinking lacie but read some horrible reviews, I'm open to building my own, any suggestions?) With all the pieces it's looking like around $4,600, which seems like a good deal to me, is it? Also, what's the best way to go for eSata, I know there's a company that makes an extender from the MP's 2nd optical port to the back of the chassis, I also know I can get an internal card to do this, which got me thinking, Is it better to get an internal Sata controller card, or will it not matter on the 2009 (a bus bottleneck maybe?), I'm thinking should I go internal and then hookup the internal SSD to it, as well as external storage? - any thoughts/help would be appreciated, thanks.