So I've been having issues with my G5 for a while now. Back and forth to the Apple store with no luck. http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=385948 On a whim I sent a polite email to email@example.com and explained my situation and asked about Apple's policy on replacing hardware. Today I get a call from the manager of my Apple store. They forwarded my email to them and they are now offering me a new MacPro. Getting the Dual Core 2.66 which is fine with me since I'm not paying for it. Getting 2 gigs of memory (4x512) and a 500 gig boot drive. It's not the highest end, but it's gotta be faster than my system now...2.5ghz dual G5. They are giving me the Nvidia with 256MB. How does that compare to the ATI 9800 256MB I have now? I might want to update that down the road. I'm not gonna complain now though. You think they will let me add Applecare to this one?