As a UK user and owner of the first gen (late 2006 1,1) Mac Pro, I feel kinda let down by appe's announcement of new hardware yesterday. 1) New 4870 won't work with first gen MP's (at least not officially right now) 2) drop to quad core as the base spec 3) Large price increases for UK consumers (currency fluctuations don't fly with me - I never paid less when the ratio was $2:£1) 4) The new iMacs are poorer value than last week; no Core i7, quad cores or LED displays either I've always felt Apple products have inherent value to their higher prices. However with the recession and credit crunch biting hard from all angles, it makes it difficult to justify any of these new Mac desktops, especially as Cupertino deems it ok to have its cake and eat it too with regards to foreign exchange. Now itching to build a Core i7 hackintosh. Any others out there that have done this? What are your experiences with using it?