Hi everyone first time here. I work as an illustrator and it's time for a total hardware upgrade. Photoshop and Corel Painter pretty much sums up what I use the computer for. I don't mind being able to edit a video once in a while but to be honest everything else except painting and drawing (I rarely use even filters) isn't a priority. I just need the brush to be snappy in relatively big files (300dpi A3 files area is a common format) With all that in mind along with the thought of buying something that is going to be able to perform for some time I decided to go for the 2009 Macpro firstname.lastname@example.org but I realized that the difference in price from the 8core 2.26 is insignificant. The question is, if price is not an issue which choice is more appropriate for my needs and the programs I use. Higher clock speed and less cores or the other way around? Thanx in advance, and I apologize in case this has already been answered, since I didn't have time to look around the forum myself.