Just pulled the trigger on a 3.2 GHz Quad, 27" ACD, OWC 120 GB SSD, 12GB OWC RAM and ESATA card. Used my employee discount on the Apple stuff. Got a mDP extension cable from Monoprice for the monitor. Using ESATA for my Voyager drive dock I use for backup drive cloning. I'll be taking 2 2TB drives and a 1TB drive from my FW enclosures and putting them inside. Use is photography (CS5, NX2, Photomatix, etc) and music (Logic, Kontakt, Spectrasonics). One question - I plan to use the 120 GB SSD for boot+apps, but much of the music software wants to install with libraries dumped into /Library/Application Support/, which will soon overcome the SSD. I was thinking of aliasing that directory to a HD for installation and then copying the non-music stuff back over to the SSD. Any better ideas? While Logic now has support for the 6/12 core processors, I just couldn't see the $800 price premium for the 3.33. The only real performance gain for me would have been the 8 -> 12 MB cache improvement and the 2 extra cores in Logic (CS5 is still not too MP aware). I'm coming from a 27" i5 2.66 GHz iMac. Looking forward to a performance bump for the 3.2 as well as the SSD option and all the drives being internal (lose the collection of external FW stuff & pick up speed). Also more comfortable from a maintainability standpoint than the iMac.