Hi, I am currently a pc user but have been totally sold on macs for a long time, now i finally have the funds to make the switch (hurrah!). anyway i've been lurking here for a while, considering my options, and you all seem like a helpful bunch of people so maybe you can help . ive been looking on the refurb store and i think ive finally made my mind up, thanks to what appear to be some really great deals at the moment. I just had a few questions though. i need a computer that will last me for the next 5 years at least really, as its very rare that i have the money to make such a big purchase. my current dell is now in its 6th year and is on its last legs and i need to make the switch soon before the money dissapears...... im currently a student and have loans etc but once i get out into the big wide world im not going to have any money for a long while so yeah, anyway, will the dual 2ghz powermac last me all that time, or should i really be looking at the 2.3? i will be using it in the short term just as a machine for day to day activities but in the long term for logic pro and other music related activities (when i can afford the software). if i get the dual 2ghz i can probably stretch to getting the 12" combo powerbook as well which would be lovely! but a more powerful powermac will stretch my budget too far and that will be all i can manage. The powerbook would be great for taking with me to college and also maybe to gigs for sound processing type stuff (im a sax player, hope to get some electronic type stuff going on at some point, again if i get the software sorted) and to rehearsals for recording etc. i would go for the ibook but i understand it doesnt have an audio in and so would be useless for this stuff. anyway the powerbook would be great, but not if its going to leave me with a struggling desktop in a few years time. anyway the other question is, i will have to upgrade the hard drive in the powermac as i have a huge music library on my computer that will easily fill the 160gig drive it comes with, so i'm looking at a second hard drive of 250gigs or thereabouts as a music storage drive. can i buy any sata hard drive and put it in? how many pins? (some drives ive seen listed say 7pins, some dont, im a little confused ) anyway anyone who has read this far, thanks!! and sorry, you must be losing the will to live by now but anyway if you can help me that would be much appreciated! i know my way around pcs fairly well but macs are a whole new world for me and i want to get it right first time cause theres no going back. anyway thanks!!!