Hi, im planning to buy a new mac pro 2009 this month. I dont plan to get the 2008 edition though, as I love new stuff! I have 3 choices, as I can afford at best is the 2.26 Octo. So my choices are the 2.66 Quad 2.93 Quad and 2.26 Octo. I will be getting the Radeon 4870 aswell. Ill be getting the RAID by end of the year. Im a multimedia designer and these are the things that I will be using for my machine. Adobe CS4 (interactive) Final Cut Studio (video) Logic Studio (sound) 3D Max or Maya (3d) no gaming though, no time for fun. I know that the performance of the 2.26 Octo and the 2.66 Quad doesnt justify the $500, but I will be using this machine for more than 5 years. I hope. Im using my G4 Sawtooth for 8 years now, hehe. No complaints but CS3 getting kinda slow for this machine. My question is though, for the next 5 or more years to come, is it advisable for me to get the 2.26 Octo now because of the 32GB ram choice? Will it ever come to that anyway? And issit possible for me to upgrade the processor in the future? Oh, and the $500 is not a big deal to me. Its a loss worth sacrificing if its justified in the long run. Thanks for your help dear mac experts. Im only good at using the machine, not actually knowing how it works.