Ok, so don't get mad at me. I at least haven't bought a computer in the past two weeks! but i'm still deciding between the Mac and the PC. The thing is, I don't think I can afford the $1699 dual core refurb. Is the older technology on the Mac still ok? Because I was looking at a $1299 dual 1.8g5 or the $1449 Dual 2ghz G5 (the good one). Now what do you do on the Mac? When I've had a PC, I've gamed, recorded tv via pvr. But on the Mac, I can't do any of that (within a reasonable cost. Sorry, $300 for a PVR is way too much). So what can I do if I get the Mac? I was planning on spending $1100 on a custom built pc and so I'd just be spending a bit more to get the Mac, and to me, it might be worth the extra $300 more for it. But not unless I can do something worthwhile you know? I do like to edit photos, video, ipod stuff. dvd encoding and all that. And I find it more enjoyable on the Mac. But should I get it if I can't do two of the things I do most on it? Thanks for the help!