I've always had a PC and am making the switch to apple, I've been sucked in and i'm ready to pull the trigger.. My current pc setup is a AMD Phenom 3.0GHZ, 8GB DDR3 with a 512MB Raedon video card.. $2349 + tax - New from apple whenever they are available. Newest Late 2012 27" iMac - 3.4GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7 (I7-3770) 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX 2GB GDDR5 $2300 + no tax - used from someone who bought it last month.. (I talked him down from $2500, may be able to go a little more) Previous 2012 Model 27" iMac - 3.4GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7 (I7-2600) 12GB 1333MHZ DDR3 SDRAM Radeon HD 6970M 2GB GDDR5 Or I found $1400 + tax - used from local electronics store Mid 2010 Model 27" iMac - 2.93GH Quad-core Intel i7 (I7-870) 4GB 1333MHZ DDR3 SDRAM Radeon HD 5750 1GB GDDR5 I like the fact that the older two models still have an optical drive but I have a few questions please! 1. Will I really notice a different between the i7 processor models? (3770,2600 and 870) 2. I love the idea of a 2GB video card because I've never had anything that big, will the 2010 model I found locally with the 1GB video card still be pretty good? (I plan on upgrading the ram as well) Any other comments? I do alot of web design and work in adobe fireworks and illustrator.. Occasionally I will play a graphics intensive game like world of warcraft but mostly web design and graphic design is what I do on the side.. I also occasionally dabble in video editing.. Which one of these 3 would you chose?