Hey guys, i'm currently looking into buying a Mac, just not sure which to get... I have the option to get the new 2.26 oct mac pro with the 8 gb of ram and 1tb hdd... I want to make sure that the computer, which ever it is, will last me, but at the same time do what I need it to do. I'm going to school in the study of video, so editing is a major part of my usual computer use routine, as well as use of graphic manipulation programs. I know that adobe doesn't use more than 4 cores, but i'm not overly positive what final cut uses... i would imagine it's cut off to be around 4 as well. The camera that I use, films in 1080 so most (if not all) of my work is always done in HD and I rarely ever will compress it down and edit in a lower format. How well will an iMac work with HD footage compared to using a Mac Pro? Is there obvious gains in performance, or will it be something where I'll only notice the performance difference if I have multiple programs open at the same time while doing my renders/outputs? if I went with a iMac it would be the 24" 3.06 dual core with 4 gb ram. I know that if I only have 2 cores instead of 8 (or 4 from a base MP model) there is a high possibility of performance difference... just wondering if it's highly noticeable. it's always been my impression that for video and graphics 2-4 cores is all you need, and you'll only want 8 if you're going to be working with 3D... but then that's just what i've heard. Does anyone have any input on this, or any experience regarding this? Thanks in advance... i'm a little torn on how much I really want to spend in this economy.