Well I'm planning on making the leap from laptop to desktop next year, when my macbook turns 3. I don't really have any reason to do it, I just figure I've never owned a desktop, and I should give it a shot. Anyways, I love how mac pro's look and run, but find that they run way too pricy for my tastes. Come from the owner of a second gen macbook, with just 2 ghz processor, and 64 mb vram, my standards aren't high. Plus I only use about 70 gb of the 120 gb hard drive. My point, I would really like to build my own Mac Pro, but don't know how customizable they are. For example, would I be able to buy a current Mac Pro (but in a year, so more like a year old rig), and sell the HD and buy a small one turning a profit? My ideal computer set up would be; 3.0 ghz processor 2-4 gb ram 512 vram 120-140 gb hard drive Can anybody help me know how possible an aspiration this would be next year. I figure If the current mac Pros will (used of course, and by that point 1 yr outdated), run at like 1400 on ebay, and I would sell the HD and buy a cheaper 3rd party for like 100 dollars, I could maybe get a nice computer about about 1000-1300? Anyways, any comments, recommendations, price quotes, or weblinks to third party "built it yourself" mac gear would be much appreciated. Thanks!