first of all, i want to say that this is my first Mac, and after using my roommate's iBook while mine was broken, I needed a computer that didn't break! Anyway, i ordered the 17" on 1/8/03 and my expected ship date is 3/21/03, but i bought it through my campus bookstore which saved me $200, so I think it's worth it. Well, to get to my question, I ordered the stock 512MB of RAM, and I saw that another 512 would set me back $300 from apple; however, the 256MB of memory from Crucial is $58 and 512 from kingston is $179. Is this worth the extra savings? Or should i stick to apple, since it's the original company?