I've been looking at ebay lately and took a look at the old Mac Pros, and they are going for cheap enough, like $300. Just sold the iMac in my sig to buy a MP, cause I want to have the ease to upgrade things like hard drives and whatnot. So, here's my plan. Buy the Mac Pro (of course), throw in 16GB of Ram (I actually bought FB-DIMMs on accident a while back and now have a use for them), upgrade firmware to 2,1 from 1,1, upgrade to a 8 core machine with 2x Xeon 5355 3GHz (which seem to be cheap enough on ebay, could buy a pair for $100 total), throw in a modern graphics card, and then load up with some hard drives and of course a SSD. My only downside is I can't run ML or MV natively. Think it's worth it or just spend the extra $ on a 2008 model? Plans are to use lots and lots of Photoshop and rendering often in Premiere.