Here's the deal. I need a Mac desktop for the major I'm in. I use a good deal of iMovie, Final Cut, Logic, etc... However, I also really like to play games. The 2600 in my current iMac just isn't cutting it anymore. And so, I'm thinking of selling it and upgrading. Using the ADC store, I can get the baseline mac pro w/ 4870 for $2,259 after you factor in the cost of signing up for the program. Or, using the education store, I can get the top-end iMac w/ 4850 for $2,144. Or, finally, I can get the 2.93 iMac w/ 4850 for a bit less, at $1,879. ***** Basically, they all come out to *about* the same price. Nevertheless, I am a poor college student, and every dollar counts. So, going from the cheapest option to the Mac Pro is an additional $400 or so. Which, is certainly worth debating. I'll be playing a good deal of current games, and I think the 4870 (and the MP in general) is more future proof, especially considering the iMac has a mobility chip. I'm not looking for a definitive answer, but would like to hear some of your guys' opinions. I need to be swayed!