Hi all, My employer owns my 8 core 2.8Ghz 2008 Mac Pro. They need it back, next week or so, and I need to purchase myself a new machine. I am frustrated by the current mac pro lineup, as I am sure many others are. To replace my 2.8Ghz octo core machine, I'd like something as fast, or faster. I'm both a designer, and mostly do web design, graphic design and some 3D, and also a DJ/producer, making trance music. This 2.8Ghz machine has been amazing to me. I never hit the CPU limits in my audio software, and I churn through the graphics work with ease, only sometimes hitting bottlenecks on super high res PSD files. So, what model do I buy? My employer is also taking 1 of my two 20" displays. So I need a new display. I really dont want to fork out for the 2.66 model, even though I have a feeling this will best suit what I need, and last longer into the future. My alternative choices really are the 8 core 2.27Ghz model, or the quad core 2.93Ghz model. I am wondering how often I use the full 8 cores on my current machine. I am wondering if the 4 core 2.93Ghz machine would feel faster in every day use, especially compared to the 8 core 2.27Ghz... of am I shooting myself in the foot by not going the 8 core route and having it ready for when software is even better threaded? I also know that if I wanted to, I could go the 2.27, then swap out the XEONS (carefully) with faster chips, even 6 core chips, next year $$$ permitting. So, I'm after any advice anyone can give me, as I'm really stuck. I need a new mac pro, at least one 24" display, a high end graphics card (radeon 4870 no doubt), and at least 6GB RAM... HELP!