Hello macrumors!!!. it has been a long time since i last posted. I am at a dilemma. I currently have the '08 aluminum macbook uni-body with 8 gigs of ram. It has been a fine computer but I feel myself wanting to upgrade to a newer system. I am not a graphics artist or designer or anything most deem as needing a mac...for that matter I may not be your typical mac user. In the past I've built some pretty amazing windows systems...using LN2,extreme water cooling or whatever else i could find to increase my "horsepower". Maybe it is the engineer in me that makes me want more.....if you understand what i mean by that. Now that we have a little background should I upgrade to a newer macbook pro or just upgrade to an ssd in my aluminum macbook? ---------- Posted this earlier in the macbook forum.