Hi to all im new members This is what i need u guys advises on: I have a 17 inch mid 2009 macbook pro for about 1 year now, and im pretty please with it. except sometime it would get slow on me, i think ram is a problem ( i ran quite a few apps at the same time and as a designer, Adobe family members like Illus n Photoshop always on sumtime maya for sum 3D now n then ). still over all its been a pleasure However not so long ago my friend got back from the state with his Pro 2011, which gave me a frukin stroke on how it handles things that he threw at it . so after short time working ma ass off, accepting all the design contract i can. I come up 2500$. ok so me happy as ******* was about to go to the stores and get my new beloved then... my very friend that keep yapping how great his machine was over the past weeks said: " i rekon u should keep ur Mid 2009 up it to 8GB ram which would do just great, and use that money for something else like a windows system for gaming n shiet~ (im hardcore gaming also)" So what should i do? would 8GB ram can give me a sweet bump on performance? 2500K should get not the fastest but well very decent window system that can handle every game out there on high... but at the same time the thunderbolt is just as tempting as it should Thanks a bunch guys p/s: My Macbook pro still have like 2 years of apple care!