I am looking into buying a Mac Pro at some point... not immediately, but if all goes as planned, within the coming months. I have a few questions as to how I should spec the thing, though - primarily, I need to know whether I should go ahead and pony up the cash for the 8-core machine or if I should drop the CPU option down to the 4-core option, but advice on the other components is welcome too. Here's what I'll be doing with the machine: • Basic stuff (web, mail, music, chat, etc) • A good deal of Photoshop projects in UI, web, high-res wallpaper design, and other various things • Moderate programming with small to mid-sized projects • Playing ripped HD content of both resolutions • Occaisonal dabbling in video projects and encoding • Occaisonal/moderate dabbling in 3D projects • Playing WoW (Would love if I could play with --all-- visuals turned to max and still have a great framerate) It'd be very nice if I were able to use this machine for a long time without having to replace it, even if upgrades are necessary. I predict that some may say "Get a 24" iMac instead", and I would agree with them to some point, but I've owned three iMacs in a row (indigo iMac DV 400Mhz, iMac G4 15" 1Ghz, iMac G5 2Ghz 20" [current]) and I'm sick of not being able to upgrade my hardware when things start feeling aged. Thanks in advance for any advice!