Aloha, Im new to the Mac World and Ive found that this board seems to have some pretty good info on the Mac. Recently, I purchased a g5 dual 2.0, the older version with the pci-x slots and upgradeable 8gb of RAM. I believe that I did fairly well with the purchase price: 1799.88 out the door. Purchased the Tiger upgrade and the Apple Care plan for the g5 and a 23" CD (1499.00). My question is, what should I invest my savings in? More RAM, a higher end video card, other suggestions? Money isnt really an issue, but after comparing the different models, the dual 2.0 g5 seemed like the most cost effective for what my present needs are. This workstation will mainly be used for music production and eventually DVD video creation. I dont really need a DL DVD burner or other storage as most projects will be backed up to an external drive. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. Dale Edit: its the base configuration with 512mb RAM, 160GB HD, NVIDIA GeForceFX 5200 Ultra 64mb... sorry for the omission.