I posted a similar question in the Buying Tips section. I wanted to see if I would get different opinions here in the actual MacPro section. I'm looking to get a MacPro. I need it for : 1/ Work - Windows based trading software (tradeStation,esignal) + Brokerage software + Browser open (occasionally skype as well) + dual monitors in use. 2/ Daily general computing - surfing the net, amateur photography, music, email, etc.. 3/ Extreme Gaming. I plan in using VMware or Parallels (not sure which one) while working, OS X for the daily stuff and Boot Camp while gaming. Questions are: 1/ Should I get a Quad 2.93 or Octo 2.93 ? 2/ How much Ram should I be looking to add (from OWC) ? 3/ Should I go with the ATI 4870 or go with GTX 285 ? 4/ Any advice on VMware or Parallels ? Thanks in advance.