Hello, Mac Pro

After using an 866MHz G4 for the last five years, I've sprung for a new system. The old G4 was from my days in studio, and, while it's served me pretty well since university, it's a dinosaur that's just not cutting it anymore. Goodbye camera monies. Hello new hotness:

For comparison, old and busted:

old and busted g4

I've decided to go with a new 2.66GHz quad-core Mac Pro with dual 23″ Apple Cinema Displays and a fistful of RAM. For the gearheads out there, here are the details on the core system:

2.66 GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon
1GB 667 DDR2 FB DIMM ECC-2×512
ATI Radeon X1900 XT 512MB
250GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s drive
16x SuperDrive DL
Apple Keyboard & Mighty Mse
Mac OS X

I'm bumping the RAM with 8GB from Other World Computing, which offers the same sticks Apple plugs into their machines for less than half the price. I also picked up a set of six 750GB harddrives; three for the internal bays and three in external drives as dedicated backups.

Everything has arrived but the computer itself, which should be delivered on Monday. I'll follow up on how this system handles a photo-heavy workflow.