Been a PC guy forever. Just got my first Mac and its the Mac Pro Stats: 2 x 2.4 Quad Core Intel Xeon 8GB 1066 DDR3 I also have an ASUS desktop PC with an i7 and 8GB of RAM I work in Abobe Master Suite CS5 and do my editing in Premiere. I havent done a head to head test but it clearly seems like my PC renders faster. Usually i can play a simple 2 layer timeline back at high res on my PC but when i try the same file on the mac i have to drop it to 1/2 res to playback smoothly in premiere. I really thought when i dropped $3600 it was going to blow me away but as of right now my $1200 PC appears to be just as fast if not faster when it comes to editing video with Adobe CS5 Any suggestions!?! Thanks!