Greetings Recording.org's I'm running an old dual 2.7 Power Mac G5 and looking to upgrade. I'm currently running Cubase SX3 with Motu HD192. Question 1 - If I upgrade to the new Mac Pro and Cubase 6, is 8 core's going to give me a significant performance increase over the Mac Pro 4 core? Its a $1,000 difference between the 4 core and 8 core, and I'm sure everyone would prefer an extra grand in their pockets these days. Is the 8 core worth the extra grand? Question 2 - those running Mac Pros, do you find it can handle a fair amount of native plug-ins? On the Power Mac I use a couple of UAD-1 cards but since there PCI cards they would be worthless in the new Mac. Thanks for any help!