"Powerhouse System"4.0 starson by furutan
Pros: Super fast with mulithreaded apps, expandable, excellent connectivity, superior design, unmatched OS, most bang for buck in price class, and the absolute best product support in the industry. The 16 data streams are more than a little impressive.
Cons: Graphics support is very good but is not the top performer in high-end 3-D animation applications
Summary: As a creative pro / CD and consultant, I run the widest range of applications of anyone I have ever known and, as a software / hardware reviewer, I am constantly pushing apps and peripherals to their extreme limits. I have found the Nehalem 8-core '09 to be is a great all-round professional workhorse.