Every since the release of the new Mac Pro's, I've been against the pricing structure but have decided that I want one since I do not want the all in one iMac. The iMac is just to closed for my taste. I have decided on the base model, 2.8GHZ quad with the 5770 graphics card. More RAM will come from OWC. This from perusing a number of sites and their testing results. Considering I don't do anything that really stresses a system, is there any reason to go for the next speed bumped chip? All I will do is light word processing, internet surfing, e-mail, scanning a bunch of old family photos into the computer, some very light video conversions, etc. I plan on using the iLife programs but any recommendations would be welcome. And at some point, say a couple years down the road, do you think I will be able to upgrade the CPU? Anything different you would do?