Ok, just looking for opinions for a little project that I want to try. Feel free to point out anything you think wont work. I am considering turning my dual (single now) 1.8 june 2004 G5, 3 Gigs of RAM, X800XT, 1 80 GB and 1 300 GB HD into... a dual 2.3 (single core) G5 with 5 Gigs of RAM, flashed 7800 GT AGP version, 2 320 GB HDs in raid 0, 1 80 GB HD as a bootable bare bones volume, 1 300 GB time machine backup of the system and non-applications on the RAID 0. Parts I intend to buy to make this happen: - 1 early 2005 2.3 logicboard - 2 single core 2.3 processors - 2 320 GB WD Caviar SE16 - G5 Jive internal HD mount - Sonnet Tempo Serial ATA 2-Port Internal Serial ATA PCI Card - Nvidia 7800 GT AGP 256MB - 2 X 1 GB sticks of PC3200 Kingston RAM Parts I intend to sell to make this cheaper: - Dual 1.8 G5 logic board, fully functioning - 1 1.8 G5 processor, fully functioning - 1 1.8 G5 processor, kernel panic causing - 1 X800 XT working fine Parts I intend to keep, thinking they would be compatible with the new board: - Combo Optical Drive - 80 GB and 300 GB HDs - 2 X 512 MB sticks of apple PC3200 RAM - 2 X 1 GB sticks of trancend PC3200 RAM - 600W power supply - The Fans - Airport extreme card - The case If I can get a good price for the stuff I sell, it would probably cost me about US$800-900. I don't need to run anything new, just want something that can surf the web with ease despite the 5000 flash ads per page (just look at gametrailers.com), that can play good old PPC games with ease, can run classic environment and can do some video editing relatively painlessly. I don't want a liquid cooled system as they seem too unreliable in the long term. This would be the fastest air cooled AGP G5 money could buy (besides more ram and bigger HDs). I want to hold off buying a MacPro until the new version, the new OS, and the bugs get worked out... plus hopefully a good new video card. That means I'd be using this system for at least a year, and this would cost 1/3 the price of a new system for what I consider a huge increase in performance. Oh and buying a dual 2.0 would run around $800, but then I'd need to put another 300 on the vid card, 100 on the ram, 250 on the HDs... Of course I have ASD 2.5.8 so I can run the thermal calibration after I switch the board and procs. Anything seem like it will not work? Does it sound crazy? I've done video card, HD and RAM replacement, but thats it. Removing the processors and logic board seem trivial though from the 2003 service guide.