Firstly, I apologise for this thread in advance. I mod another forum and I know what my response would be if someone asked the same question. I have an early 2008 eight core Mac Pro with an 8800 graphics card, SSD and 10Gb RAM. Just under three weeks ago my house suffered a near lightning strike and all the computer equipment was destroyed along with all my amateur radio gear. My insurance claim has gone through and the bottom line is that later this week I will have the cash to go and buy a new 12 core Mac Pro along with a couple of 27" ACDs. But with all the rumours about new models and new screens, is now a wise time to buy or should I wait? I appreciate that a definitive reply is impossible to give and if I were answering this question for someone else I'd say "If the current Mac Pro spec meets your requirements then you should buy now or you could be in a perpetual state of waiting". Of course that's easy to say to someone else but now I'm in that situation, I really don't know what to do. The current spec will suit my needs perfectly but I don't like the idea that I could buy an expensive system only to find it effectively a year out of date in a very short time. The reason for buying a Mac Pro as opposed to an iMac is simple - the expandability and longevity. I don't 'need' all that processing power but I'll be buying a system that's going to last me a good number of years so I'll be getting the best I can afford. What would you do in my situation?