I don't mean for this to be a battle thread between the two systems. I am trying to understand the advantages of the new base model Mac Pro over a fully upgraded iMac. The iMac is a few hundred dollars cheaper and it comes with a screen which would normally cost $1000. How does the i7 compare to the quad core E5? What about the 2 Firepro D300 and the GTX 780? I mostly use Adobe applications and a modest amour of 3D modeling and I really do video editing. Your input is much appreciated. Thanks edit: Found another thread asking the same question. Never mind.