Ok, I was hoping the updated Mac Pro's would be announced at Macworld, but that didn't happen so I am going to go ahead and purchase the current model and I have some final questions before I do: 1. Where is a good/reputable place to buy them and not have to pay sales tax? 2. I've been told to buy the bare bones model as far as the RAM and HD's go and purchase that from another dealer to save a bunch of money. It seems like I read that it is a good idea to install all the RAM and HD's that you plan to use with the system before using the computer for the first time. Is this the case and if so, why? 3. What is the best way to configure the HD's in the Mac Pro? I will be using the computer primarily for photo editing using CS4 and LR 2.0 and some of the other miscellaneous applications. 4. What brand of internal HD's would you recommend and a good place to purchase them? 5. I am wanting a monitor in the 23-24" range and based on my research have narrowed it down to either an NEC LCD2490WUXiSV for $1,299 or a 23" ACD for $809 that I have found in the local Apple store. Which would be my best option? Please feel free to suggest other options. 6. My current computer is really slooooowww right now and I could probably limp by, but not for long. Am I crazy for not waiting until the updated MP's come out? From what I've been reading this could be as late as early summer of this year. Thanks for any advice you can offer.