I have a 2008 mac pro with only 8gb ram I am use the computer for FCP and Logic as well as photo editing. It is not my livelihood I am just a serious hobbiest. My option is to go with a new Mac Pro probably 8 core with 1 TB I would have to get an enclosure for my 4 thunderbolt internal drives. I also have 2 firewire 800 2T external drives. My monitor is a 30 inch cinema display so an 8 core with 64gb plus 4k monitor and upped graphics card is $11,600 add my buisness discount i am probably looking at around $11,000 My other option is to keep the clunker add a 1TB SSD PCIe card form owc and add 8gb ram this will cost me $1,400. I am really only throwing away the $200 for increasing the ram as the PCIe ssd drive can be salveged and used in the new mac pro if I bought an pcie/ thunderbolt enclosure. Tha advantage of going this route is I could use the clunker for another year allowing time for the kinks in the new mac pro to be ironed out as well as the advantage of faster chips in next years model. The other issue I have is a use a Universal Audio PCI card with 4 sharc processors to run specific plugins that need that card in logic. That card will no be compatible with the new Mac pro and the replacement cards are over $1000 that are compatibe Just looking for some advice do you think the SSD PCI card and ram will keep me happy with the performance to hold off upgrading for a year or shoul I just put the clumker out of its misery?