Hey all, I better give a small background before asking any questions, so if you don't want to read this just skip to the question and refer back to this. So in a few weeks I will be starting a Digital Animation Degree in the UK, the first half of this first year (of 3 years in the degree) will focus on mainly 2d animation and fundamentals, then gradually in the second half and full on in the 2nd and 3rd year 3D animation will be the main focus (using products such as Autodesk Maya, 3ds Max, After Effects and Nuke). I currently have a Power Mac G5 (DP 2.0Ghz etc) which for the first few months will be my main machine; I also have a 13" Late 2008 Macbook (alu) but that has been intensely used since I got it new so I don't want to give it too much processing any more. Through various sources of money over the next few months, importantly including the sale of my Power Mac, I will be looking to buy a Mac Pro with a budget of about £1200 absolute maximum of £1400. The Question: So, my question is, baring in mind that I want a machine that will last me passed university (hopefully into my first job) I need something that has the biggest upgrade line possible. For example, the Mac Pro with the most cpu upgrades available. Any ideas on the Mac Pro model I should go for? Thanks all for putting up with the whole story!