Hey guys, I plan on ordering a mac pro within the next few days (hopefully tomorrow). I'll be using it a lot in college; one of my majors will be film. I got my parents to agree to pay $1000 of this (they won't be spending a cent on my education AND they get my present computer) ....I'll be forking the rest over with some of my summer job earnings/ schol. money. Anyhoo, using this money optimally is extremely important to me. I want to spend at max hopefully around $3000. At min, $2500ish. This will be my first mac. Two years ago I posted here regularly and ordered a dual processor powermac. The shipping time was horrendous; it was pushed back multiple times. Eventually I cancelled and got a pretty decent PC ($1350). Now I'm back in the fold. Now that macs run windows, wasting money on a pc would be utterly idiotic. I was wondering what YOU think, in your experience with macs (and film, if possible), would be the best way to spend the money. What tradeoffs should I make in RAM, video cards, processor speed and the like? Remember, I have the EDU discount. Right now, I'm leaning towards a baseline model +3.0 ghz. That comes off at around $3k.