Hey All, I have a MacPro 2009 quad 2.93 12G ram and 30" cinema display. Been using this for pro audio for a few years and have no issues with it (maybe a little noisier than I would like). I have been trying out a 2012 mini i7 + Apple Thunderbolt Display and now need to decide whether to keep the pro or stick with the mini! I have a great NAS for mass storage and only need a pair of SSDs (already own) for OS and current work files (an internal SSD and a usb3 ssd on the mini works great). Pros for the pro.... 1) Can handle any load with little increase in temps or noise. 10% constant to 50% constant load makes no difference. 2) Can add USB3 if I wish Cons for the Pro... 1) Will loose a lot of resale once new pro comes out 2) Bigger and noisier than needed 3) Current i7 quads are 25% faster 4) almost 4 years old - applecare over Pros for the Mini... 1) Small and cute 2) USB3 3) CPU performance better than MP 4) 16G ram is cheap 5) thunderbolt 6) HDMI (though there are issues with this) Cons for the Mini 1) At anything over 10% load runs CPU at 90degC 2) Over 25% load and the fans really get going 3) No internal hard drive mods without impacting applecare So I guess the thing that really bothers me is the design decision to let the Mini run so hot under load. Pro Audio is ALL about having a constant load (for me 20% to 50%) all day every day! The MP is a workhorse but I do feel the desire to maximize resale. But then again... I could easily just keep using it until Apple makes an OS that wont run on it! I know nobody can tell me what is best. Just interested in others thoughts Thanks!