Well... I certainly am taking my time trying to put this beast together. I've decided to go along with the Apple SSD since prices for SSD's around here are about the same anyways, and I can't save anything buying abroad (customs...). So now my question is: Should I just get the 750gb 7200 hdd from MCE? Or is there anything else that is just as good and reliable but cheaper? I guess I would be buying the optibay from MCE anyways... so that leaves me with $100 to spend on a HDD. The SSD will go in the main bay and the HDD in the optibay. I trust myself enough to know that I will do everything in my power not to drop the machine The machine will be used for HD video editing from 5dmkii in Premiere, AE, Boujou etc along with daily Photoshop work.