Ok, been trying to look at a purchase a different way... Choice 1 - nMP $5k Hex/D500/32MB/512MB + GTech 4TB USB3 drive. Choice 2 - cMP ~$3k 5,1 3.2Ghz Quad/32MB/GTX780 + 3x1TB internal drives So, I'm paying $2k more for 2 more faster cores, TB, USB3, over a system with a slower memory bus that is 3 years old already. Yeah, the cMP is cheaper, but... is it a wise investment if I want another 3-5 years out of the system? Not sure about that.