Hi guys, It's about that time when another 2011 iMac bites the dust due to video issues, and I'm sorry to see it go - it's been a fantastic computer in my recording studio. I'm looking to buy a new iMac, but I just need some advice on what to buy, considering the options are far greater now than they were then. I'm sure that whatever I'll be getting will beat the 2011 iMac, but I'd like to get the most out of my purchase and find that elusive sweet spot of price vs power. My 2011 iMac was a 3.4Ghz i7 16GB RAM 1TB (regular HD), and it had no problem handling Cubase, virtual instruments, and connecting to a 2012 UA Apollo interface. Although I never used any of the heavier soft synth packages that are used with Kontakt and the like. I'm looking at the base 27" model (+8GB RAM upgrade) because it mostly matches specs of my 2011 iMac, but I'm concerned about moving down from an i7 to an i5 processor. If I were to upgrade to the i9, I'd end up spending another $1100 to do it. So I'm wondering if it's worth it, or if it's better to spend the money swapping out the fusion disk for an SSD? And if I were to stick with just doing the SSD, is the speed bump between the 1st level and 2nd level configurations worth the $300 odd? Overall the configuration prices (in Australian dollars) are: 3119 (1st level + 8GB RAM) 3599 (1st level + 8GB RAM + SSD) 3899 (2nd level + 8GB RAM + SSD) 4189 (2nd level + 8GB RAM + i9) 4669 (2nd level + 8GB RAM + SSD + i9) Any tips would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!