I know this is going to sound stupid but bare with me. I currently have a 2008 2.8 GHZ octocore mac pro with 32 gigs of ram and it works as well as its supposed to. While its probably not as fast as the newer stuff for most things, when it comes to video encodes with apps like handbrake, it literally runs like greased lightning. Now comes my question. I'm currently saving for a new(er) computer and have come to the realization that an iMac is all I'm going to be able to afford. Since I can't afford the new mac pro, how does the newer crop of Imacs compare with the old school 8 core machines for video encoding with apps like handbrake.