There is more than just the computer. I already have good monitors. But still, it makes sense, if you are coming all this way to upgrade the video card ($200) and getting four 4GB ram sticks will run another ($600). This makes the 3.2 quad $3500 and the 3.33 six core $4500. Makes sense to consider a 256GB SSD ($600) at some point as well. Now the Prices are $4100 and $5100 to properly kit out either machine. Taxes add a couple hundred more to the above. Seems like only yesterday the 3.2 Octo was the common, now we beg the man to please, please, just give us one hyperthreading quad core, please! The six core would be joy, and its resale would be easy and see a fair price. Is that enough to warrant the missing $1000 up front?