It's time to upgrade my setup and really not sure what to do despite reading all the reviews, seeing the units in stores and asking multiple people their advice, so I'm turning to the community. Currently I have a 2008 Macbook Aluminum which I upgraded with an SSD and 8GB of memory. It's good for most things but ever since I became very serious with my photography hobby this computer really can't handle editing 5D Mark III RAW images in Aperture and Photoshop very well (Aperture 99% of the time, Photoshop 1%). I also wish to play a game or two every year (not seriously, but every once in a while it's fun) and my current computer really can't handle the new ones. The thing is that once I became very serious with photography I basically set my computer up as a desktop and got a 30" apple cinema display, keyboard, mouse, webcam, and speakers and permanently keep my laptop in clamshell mode on the floor. My next computer would be a desktop with it's two main "prosumer" functions being large RAW image edits in lightroom/aperture and a possible game or so. Down the road, I would really like to have a 4K monitor, but definitely need them to come down to <$1000. I would keep my current laptop for when I need portability as everything is now in dropbox and other cloud systems. Here comes my dilemma: Should I get a Mac Pro or a fully upgraded iMac??? I already have the externals so I feel like purchasing an iMac would be a waste of money because I have so much external hardware, most of which has no resale value except for the cinema display. However, a Mac Pro seems really overkill and expensive for my needs. One thing I do know that I will need is a 1TB SSD and at least 32GB Memory on either computer. If I went with a Mac Pro I also feel that I would have to go at least 6 core and D500 just to justify a difference in specs between the two machines. When these upgrades are added to the mac pro it seems like I'm paying a lot of money for a machine that is not designed for a prosumer like me. I should mention that I was initially budgeting 3-4K for a new computer but a mac pro at 5K would really be stretching it. What would you do?