I could use some good opinions and appreciate you taking the time to read this. I currently own a 2006 MacPro that's loaded, a 2007 MacBook Pro, a 2011 MacBook Pro, and a 2009 MacPro as of a week ago. I planned on selling the 2007 MBP and 2006 MP to get back some funds, which I figure between the two of them will get me about $2150. I just spent $3450 on the 2009 MacPro and $389 on a new ATI 5870. The ATI 5770 that came with the 2009 has gone into the 2006 before selling it to fetch a better price. 2009 MacPro Specs: 2x 2.93Ghz 8-Core 26GB RAM ATI 5870 1TB Internal The dilemma I'm having is whether or not to sell this 2009 MacPro and just go back to using my laptop full-time like I was just a few weeks ago. The main reason for buying in the first place was I felt like my laptop would be run into the ground if I put it under heavy load too often. The laptop is VERY fast (2x faster then the 2006 MacPro most of the time) but I wondered if it getting too hot too often for too longer might kill it quickly. Perhaps I was worrying for nothing? Maybe the 2011 MBP is more then efficient for now? I do video editing, graphic design, etc. From 2011-2012 I used the laptop for all my work, so it's proven itself. The 2009 MacPro is very nice, but I wonder if the extra performance is REALLY worth the money I just spent. I realize nobody can truly answer that but me, but what do you think? Should I sell all three and get the money back for that 2009 MP while I still can? It would mean some serious dough in the bank. I've found it hard to justify moving off a laptop even to an iMac 27", which is a very attractive computer for the price because I find it annoying to have documents split between computers, especially things like Mail. The issue I really have is this 17" 2011 MBP just sits around with this new desktop here, but in the rare instances I travel I would need it. Just feels like a waste the rest of the time...$$$ sitting around. Thoughts?