Here's my predicament: I'm looking into a PowerMac. I will be using it for occasional Dreamweaver work, GarageBand, and Internet surfing. I'm wondering if the PowerMac is a bit excessive for these tasks. The reason I'm not considering an iMac more is because I would like to make the machine last until 2 years after the Intel switch is complete. I could get a low end PowerMac and an 20-inch ACD with AppleCare now, but I would only have 512MB RAM, which isn't that much. I was looking at a Dual 2.0, with a 250GB Hard Drive and 2.5GB RAM plus the ACD. (And AppleCare, of course) Currently I am $500 short of that set up. So here's my options: 1. Put money saved in the bank, and let it draw interest for a year. Save more money during that year, and get a better PowerMac. 2. I can get a 20-inch ACD to connect to my PowerBook for Christmas, loose the option of getting the ACD added to the PowerMac's AppleCare, and buy the PowerMac later. 3. Get a 20-inch iMac G5 + AppleCare. ----------------------------------- Those were the first options that I thought of. I would like to know what your opinions were. I am set on AppleCare because a PowerMac is a lot of money for me to spend. So I'm gonna make sure that it lasts. I also need the Apple Modem because we can not get high speed at home. Thanks.