After bringing my G4 Dual 1.0 GHz to the end of the line in terms of usage, I'd decided on not buying another PPC machine for a while. In reading through several posts of folks here, I was hit with the bug of intrigue and thought of a proposed Mac that I could build for the purpose of re-encoding my own DVDs into portable MP4 formats that play on PowerBooks, iPhones, and on my Playstation. I have a workflow for this kind of conversion that works flawlessly on my current G5 and older G4 Mac setups, but this is what I'm considering: -A G5 Dual 1.8 or 2.0 found on Craigslist. -Two SSDs in the drive bays: a 40GB for a stripped-down Tiger setup with programs and codecs; an 80 GB for extracting relevant data from DVDs and outputting finished files. The finished files would then go via network to my G4 400 acting as a storage server. -3 GB RAM For those with SSDs, what kind of performance increase could I look for with the two SSDs? I am well aware of the 1.5 GBps block and that's fine for me. Most movies convert on the G5 within 90 minutes or less. Would the SSDs make that faster? What brands of SSDs should I be on the lookout for? Any input would be appreciated.