I used to be up on every piece of Apple hardware ever produced, but then I went to college, after which I got a job. Suddenly, I only keep up with new Apple hardware. So my faithful 2.0ghz MacMini 2,1 is really showing its age. I went on Apple's store to check out what a new MacMini and MacPro go for these days. I was happy enough with the MacMini price, but threw up a little in my mouth when I looked at how expensive the cheapest Tower was. I know, nothing new there. I then went on Craigslist to check out if anyone was selling a Mac Pro for a reasonable price, knowing full well that the resell value on Apple computers is pretty decent. What I found sort of surprised me. The following computers in the following price ranges were available, and seemed to be about the norm if I look at surround metropolitan areas.. MacPro 1,1 Dual 2.66 Woodcrest - $600 MacPro 1,1 Dual 3.0 Woodcrest - $700 Both have higher than stock ram and HD numbers. In no particular order, the three things I find myself wanting most in my computing environment are: Dual monitors External Multibay HD Case Ability to use a real graphics card, and upgrade it. More processing power in general, as I do lots of photography and throw around rather large RAW files. I'll also be duel booting into Windows 7 soon. The newest MacMini satisfies 1 and 4. But on the surfaces my uneducated mind says that one of these old towers gives me everything my current mini has, and satisfies all 4 of my desires. So before I go spend $700 on a computer, am I missing something? Are the first gen MacPros limited in some way? I'm not against spending upwards of $1000 on a 2nd or 3rd gen MacPro if the opportunity presents its self. So heavily suggesting one of those models based on something besides processor speed is an okay suggestion. Thanks for any and all help/advice/criticism!