since i've been using premiere a lot more lately, rendering is aided by the cuda cores on the gpu, so i'm happy.
the only thing that holds the older quad xeons back is the stupid fb-dimms that they used, that held back a whole generation of workstations, not just apple though. at least apple was kind enough to go with a little faster fb-dimm then dell and hp did.
i love the dell. it might as well be a mac with the passive heat sinks, fan set up and everything.
i've also been looking to pick up an xserve recently, figure it would be nice to set up a server to help with more work, and mount it under the desk.
i wish i had more money, i'd "new-ize" a bunch of stuff.
i'd love to have all new i7/i5 or 6 core xeon but i just can't justify it right now.