So like a plethora of others I was waiting for the iMac mehfresh, thinking that perhaps the updated version would be ideal for my needs. Now that has happened i am not so sure they are the best choice for me. I use macs at work for cad manufacturing design, however at home I have at present ˘cough˘ a 6 year old self build (windoze 2000pro) graphics workstation, with a crt monitor is on its last legs and a greybox that is just about dead. My requirements are principally a graphics workstation, but to break that down... My principle activity with it will be with graphics i.e aperture, illustrator, indesign, photoshop, digital darkroom/photography (so colour matching/ high quality display is important). My secondary activity will be video editing dv only at present) and rendering i.e fcp, premiere, after effects. Lastly a minor but significant activity will be 3d rendering studiomax/maya. So which hardware and configuration would you recommend for these purposes, price is naturally a consideration (I live in the Uk) and having kit that will serve these purposes is the primary objective. I somewhat doubt i need a macpro for this, but I am here to garner your better judgment.