Hey everyone, I purchased an ATV a couple weeks ago, so I've been doing the whole video encoding business, ripping from dvds, blurays, and mkvs. However, my Core Duo Mac Mini is no longer cutting it. I've heard many good things about the new iMacs, but my budget will limits me to the base version. As for the iMac 24", my friend is selling his 2.80ghz/4gb for $1k. I also came upon a deal for a Mac Pro 1,1 w/4GB for $1200. Other than all the encoding, I do work with some light Final Cut Pro usage and a good amount of Light Room, but in this case I feel that my main issue is trying to rip/encode all the movies/shows as quickly as possible. I know that all 3 of my options should be able to handle FCP and LR pretty well. I have read in other threads about the Mac Pro 1,1 not being worth the purchase, but for my needs, does it seem alright? Thanks in advance everyone!