Okay, I'm in the market for a new Mac Pro. I don't currently own one so this will be my first. I do get an Apple discount, and with my budget (and the discount) the current MP 8-Core 2.26 GHz system with a 4870 and 16 GB of RAM JUST squeezes into my budget. But, if I were to try and configure a Quad-core system with a bump in processor speed and get somewhere near the same RAM with the 4870, my budget is busted. Here are my concerns: 1 - The new Mac Pros that will come out will bust my budget with the new 8-Core systems (even though it may be a speed bump to 2.66 GHz and a 17% improvement). 2 - A single processor configuration in the new 2010 MP that is bumped to a 6 core system will bust my budget. 3 - When the new MPs come out, and I find that the two above are true, that I can't use my Apple discount to buy the current systems since they won't be sold by Apple anymore. (NOTE: Apple Discounts don't apply to refurbished systems. Only new systems). So, what would be everyone's recommendation? Buy now? Or wait? Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated! Cheers, zeff p.s. I love doing technical computing and using multiple cores and running as many processes as possible.