So here's my setup, or at least will be as soon as everything arrives. Coming from a 2006MP I'm pretty excited! Still debating my additional GFX cards. Just not sold on the new MP thing coming out. My old machine lasted 7 years and still going strong. This one should keep me going for a bit! 2012 Mac Pro - Dual Six Core 2.4 (Refurb, will upgrade processors when prices drop) 64GB Ram from OWC Dual 256GB Samsung 840Pro SSD for Boot - Raid 0 1TB Velociraptor for Application cache/scratch and sound and image libraries Dual 2TB Ultrastars in Raid 1 for project files Stock 1TB drive for personal stuff, music, pictures External Bluray drive on USB2.0 Slot 1 - Nvidia GXT680 Slot 2 - Cyclone 2707 Card Slot 3 - Atto r680 Raid Card Slot 4 - BM Decklink 4k Extreme Promax 24TB, 8 Bay Raid Tower In Cyclone Expander Slot 1 - GFX Card 2??? Slot 2 - GFX Card 3??? Slot 3 - Red Rocket Slot 4 - Atto h644 Slot 5 - Caldigit esata/usb3.0 card 4 Bay trayless drive cage with fanout from h644 External SAS port for LTO drive in the future For monitors I currently have a 30" ACD and a 23" ACD plus Panasonic production monitor. Turning my 2006 into my secondary machine and dual boot win7 machine so I can dump my aging HP pavilion.