Hi, I'm mostly doing motion design in after effects and editing in premiere pro or fcp x. I own a maxed out late 2012 iMac which serves me quite we'll, but you know it could always render faster... I was finally happy with the Cuda support gfx card in there and am sad they didn't chosen vodka for nmp, but what can u do. My cap is 5-6000 with edu. Wanna wait for that sharp 4k display under 1000 and pair those two. I tend to get an 8 core because after effects seems to make no use of gfx cards at all, but only of CPUs..element 3d might be the exception..