Hi everyone. Thanks in advance for the help. I am finally ready to upgrade to a Mac Pro from my G5 dual 2.0 ( I know, 4 years old). I am a photographer and do heavy Photoshop work. Basically Bridge and Photoshop are open all the time using RAW images. I know I need to add a hefty portion of RAM for this to the machines and faster hard drives will help, too. On to the advice; I was thinking of the refurb in the mac store with these specs: Refurb model: Refurbished Mac Pro 8-core 3.2GHz Intel Xeon Two 3.2GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon processors 2GB (2 x 1GB) of 800MHz DDR2 ECC fully buffered DIMM 500GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s 7200-rpm hard drive Two 16x SuperDrives (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 512MB (two dual-link DVI ports) versus the 2009 model Mac Pro: Two 2.26GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon "Nehalem" processors 6GB (six 1GB) memory 640GB hard drive1 18x double-layer SuperDrive NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 with 512MB Go ahead an "school " me on which would be better for me. I think the refurb might be better. Thanks again and I can give any more details if needed.