Hi folks, I'm planning on upgrading to a mac pro sometime later this year (probably after 10.5, and hopefully a hardware refresh, though I don't wanna get into a debate about if/when that's going to happen ). I'll be using it for a home studio. I'll be running Cubase 4, Reason 3 and Native Instruments Komplete 4. I use lots of VST's and effects/tracks 'n junk, so I'll need some 'umph. I'm thinking I'll go with the base config. more or less across the board (not sure if I'll go for the octopus or not, gonna wait till Cubase 4.1 comes out and hear how it's working for others) and throw in another 2X2 of RAM right way, and am planning on filling 'er up with 2 gig sticks once I get the cash. So's here my questions: 1.Could I use the 80 gig HDD that came with my Gen. 1 Macbook as my boot drive? I've seen adapter deals that you can use to mount smaller drives so I assume that's what they're for, will I need any other special cables or anything? OSX takes about 10 gigs or so, right? 2. I currently have a 500 gig SATA for my second internal on my Dell, that'll just need to be reformatted (it's NTFS now) than it'll work, right? 3.I will be needing to use XP, both for some light gaming and to run Cubase with some windows only plug-ins. I have XP 64 bit, but have seen some people say it's not a good idea, so if anyone has any actual personal experience with XP64 either under boot camp or parallels (which I also currently have) that they could share that'd be great. 4.Here's the weirdest question, I built an iso-box for my CPU (kind of like one of these, http://www.custom-consoles.com/isobox-studio.php but way cheaper) which has an intake and an out take fan that are currently daisey chained with the internal fans on my dell. anyone have any idea if I'd be able to do that with the MP? (I know the MP's pretty quiet, but if it's audible at all, it's too loud). Thanks alot for any info, I've gotten a lot of help on this site and appreciate it alot. (Sorry for the long post).