I'm seriously considering picking up a Mac Pro tower. Stock it comes with Two 2.66 ghz dual cores. (4 cores total) Or you can upgrade to Two 3.00 ghz dual cores for $700 (4 cores total) Or for 4 3.00 ghz dual cores its $1400 (8 cores total) I mainly use the computer for photography and web design. I also do a small bit if video editing, but not a ton. If i'm going to drop $3-4k on this, i don't want it to be outdated within 2 years. Thats why I'm thinking I should just go with the 8-core. I can always upgrade ram (expandable to 16gb) and I can always add HDD space (4 HDD slots). Only thing you can't upgrade is the processor. (or can you?) I'm looking at about $3000 for the 4x2.66 $3700 for the 4x3.00 $4200 for the 8x3.00 those prices are with student discount What would you do?