Hi, I'm really struggling trying to find the best bang for my buck when it comes to picking up a Mac pro. I've been scoping the 2nd hand market looking for a good deal. I started out wanting a 2008, then a 2009, now I'm seeing 2010s with Dual 2.4 Xeons in the same price range as 2009s with 2.93s. I'm thinking I may be better off getting the 2010 with 2 2.4Ghz Xeons because I'll have a better upgrade path (in 2,3 years going 12-core 3Ghz+ should be cost efficient, hopefully). The 2010s also come with the ATI HD 5770 1GB video card. The price of upgrading ram seems to be the same. Right now I'm on a hackinstosh with a 2.8Ghz quad core xeon and 8GB of RAM (comparable to a 2008 MP). I'm an insane multi-tasker, I max out my current RAM constantly and have to wait a bit between switching apps, I like to run multiple workspaces/desktops and am constantly flipping back and forth between mundane work tasks (excel, photoshop, dreamweaver) to fun creative tasks (garageband/logic - usually with a lot of working tracks staying open). There are a few games I like, but performance has been so-so (using an Nvidia GTS 250 with 1GB), Age of Empires 3 is choppy at times, StarCraft 2 has to be played on very reduced settings and I'd like to play Diablo 3 when it's out. Who knows what I'd like to play in the future. I would also one day like to dabble in video, I'm a musician and it's been great FUN to go from Sonar to to the Apple style DAW. I have just started getting back in to music creation recently and I know the intensity only picks up from here. Since I went out and bought all this Mac software I'd like to get off the hackie platform and move to an MP for some future proofing. Every time I seem to set a plan, I end up thoroughly confused, any advice would be truly and greatly appreciated.