Hey everyone! I appreciate any time you take to help me decide here! TLDwanttoR: I have a 2008 2.8 Octo, 16GB Ram, 7950 flashed card Uses: Music recording and editing but don't want latency (hobbyist only these days) Some Photoshop (back to hobbyist only as well) Some gaming Upgrade Options: 2010 Westmere Mac Pro Wait for the next revision of the 5k iMac Hackintosh The story: I've got the 2008 Octo in my signature (with some upgrades, currently at 16gb of RAM and I put a flashed 7950 card in it. I love my Mac Pro, the expandability and dependability. Lately though it's starting to feel a bit long in the tooth. Granted I don't use it for the the heavy lifting I used to. I used it for semi-pro photo and video editing for the first couple years of its life but these days I only work on art and music recording/editing as a hobby. I also want to give it to my friend who's a great artist and could benefit from it and doesn't have the budget to afford a new or newish computer (he currently uses a 2008 White Macbook). I've been looking at my options. I almost sprang for the 5k Retina iMac but I don't like all the stuff I read regarding the graphics card options on it. I then looked into a Hackintosh but I think I'm past the days of my youth where I didn't mind constantly tinkering. I started thinking about moving to a newer Mac Pro like a 2010 6 Core. Is that even worth it? (considering they're running between $850 - $1700 on EBAY). Or should I go with one of the other options?