Hello. I have been editing on Final Cut Pro on a Macbook Pro from about 4 years ago. My Macbook pro is starting to really get bogged down by editing HD and I need to purchase a Mac Pro. I don't use Adobe After Effects, but I plan on learning and I would like to as much as possible buy one that can be useful for the future too. I edit mostly HD footage from a 7D and the Red, so my question is my budget really leans more towards the: Quad-Core 2.8GHz "Nehalem" processor 3GB memory 1TB HD ATI Radeon HD 5770 If I can muster up the extra cash is it worth it to buy the: 8-Core Two 2.4 GHz Quad-Core "Westmere" processors 6GB memory 1TB HD ATI Radeon HD 5770 My thinking is if I buy the 8 core I can take advantage of software that I learn or currently use that can actually take advantage of the Two Quad-core processors. Am I right on that? Or is there another alternative I am missing? Thanks for any help!