since I will NOT buy a new Mac Pro that is shipping soon? I don't want to start a argument with anyone about my decision, but for the record, I am not sold that the new MP will be a "professional workstation" as Apple wants us to believe. To me, it's the most ridiculous product/idea that Apple has coming out to date...so I will leave it at that. All options will be considered...existing Apple parts, HackIntosh, or whatever. Thanks for all that respond with advice.