I currently have a 3,1 Mac Pro 8-Core that I use for video/VFX work. It's performed like a champ for all these years, but it's starting to show its age. I want to upgrade to a nMP, but aside from the computer itself, I'd have to upgrade to a Thunderbolt RAID and thunderbolt peripherals. I though a reasonable compromise would be to find one of the last generations of traditional towers off Craigslist. I'd love a maxed out 12-core 5,1 with plenty of RAM. That should give me a boost in power and hopefully stay useful until the price on thunderbolt accessories drops. Does this sound like a solid plan? And if so, how much would you spend on a 2012 Mac Pro? There's a very tempting offer on Craigslist right now for a 12-Core 2.6 GHz with 32 GB of RAM. It's apparently new and includes another year of AppleCare. Asking price is $3200. Is that worth jumping on? Any help is appreciated. Thanks!