Since the family tower has since come back to life. it is time to resume plans to upgrade it a bit. It is finally to the point that it is noticeably lagging during everyday usage, and is no longer classified as 'snappy'. First, the specs: 733 Mhz Quicksilver 80GB 7200 RPM internal HD 384MB of RAM GeForce 2MX Obviously, the RAM is going to be the first investment, but I feel that it probably needs just another little kick to make it run a little nicer. I'm thinking that with the Tiger Core Image/Video, it would be great to have a new video card. Furthermore I know that in many machines the bus architecture is such that a faster CPU isn't too noticeable. The HD is an upgrade from the original config. What is the cheapest way to upgrade the components, and can I install them all myself? With the video cards - we are using a VGA monitor and have no intention of getting a monitor from Apple. Do we still need to get the Apple version of the card, or can we get any regular PC compatible card?