I got the deal of the century on a 3.2 quad 2012, including an extended applecare warranty I nabbed it for $500 from a friend who worked at a tv facility closing down! I am thinking of starting with either a 12gb or 24gb ram upgrade, and a 2tb softraid built from two 1tb wd blacks. then an SSD OS drive and thinking maybe of getting a nvidia 660 down the line, but the 5770 should hold up for now. I will be doing mostly work in aperture and photoshop/illustrator, some light video editing in premiere and audio work in pro tools. Does this sound like a good plan? I am trying to stay away from CPU upgrades although I know a hex would make this machine really fly, right now it geekbenches lower than my 2009 2.26 8 core at work.