I currently have a 2ghz core duo macbook which is far too slow for what i need now. Im now starting to use 3ds max and a lot of photoshop at uni so need a pretty quick mac so i can run max through parallels without the thing dieing. I don't want a PC as they drive me crazy so want something which will let me run windows programs like 3dsmax smoothly. Ive been looking at the 24" 3.6ghz iMac with 4gb ram and the nvidia graphics card. I need it pretty soon so not sure if waiting for a core2quad processor to be fitted is worth the wait if its not going to updated in the next few weeks. Any suggestions whether the current imac is good enough or would you wait for the update which might not come for a few months!? Thanks for the help!!