Hey everyone, I have a pretty big dilemma here. Tomorrow is the final day that I can use my education discount and I'm set on a mac pro. This means that tomorrow is the day. I have a $3500 budget (give or take a few 100), excluding Cinema Display. So, should I go with the Quad Core 2.93GHz OR the 8-Core 2.26GHz, and why? I will be using the MP for professional graphics, web design, and audio work. This means that my primary applications are going to be the CS4 design premium suite, Logic Pro, and Aperture. I don't really do any video work, but maybe in the future. I'm on a 2 year old MBP Penryn 15" 2.2GHz right now; it has served me well. But now, it's time to upgrade. So anyways, here are my concerns: 1. Longevity. I'd like to get at least 5/6 years out of this Mac Pro. This is why I'm putting so much cash down. 2. Futureproofing. Obviously, we don't know what's coming next with Apple, but I do think that with Snow Leopard on its way, multi-core processing is going to increase big-time. So does this mean that core power should be regarded more than clock speed? 3. Speed. My natural inclinations tell me that 2.93GHz is much better than 2.26. I mean, my MBP is a 2.2GHz. But with 8-cores, is this a completely innacurate assumption? I've already done a ton of research on this and I haven't really reached a solid decision yet. If anyone can help, this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot.