Hey so, I've got a deal on a Macbook Pro 17" 2008 model with the 2.60 ghz Core 2 Duo, 4GB of Ram and a 512MB Nvidia 8600 GT, it comes with a 200gb HDD which I intend to at first upgrade to a 500 HDD at least and after some time probably put an SSD in it. I haven't yet bought it, but I'm going to check it out during the week to see if it's in good condition (the seller said it is) the price is very low, something around 250-300 dollars. So I'm wondering is it's going to run FCP X well? And are SSD and 6GB ram Upgrades worth it on such an old'ish MBP? Also does Mavericks run well on a 2008 machine ? One more thing...as I understand, the GPU in those 08 Macbooks will surely burn..it's just a matter of time eh? Sorry for all the questions, I have never owned a Mac, worked on Mac Pro's during Uni times, but never owned one. Thanks.