Looking at buying a new 24" iMac. Need input; 1. I will just be using it for home family use. Lots of streaming music, CD ripping (I rip to MP3 first then add to iTunes, so I am using twice the space), iTunes, iPods. Kids will be using it for school work; power point (or macs version) and internet. Maybe getting into DVDs and TV. The question is, is it worth the $400 upgrade for me to go to there 3.06GHz upgrade. They don't seem to give you any kind of price break for this upgrade bundle. 2. I am burning my CD collection and have already fried one CD burner in my old computer. Do I need to add on an external burner to burn the rest of my CDs (about 800 left plus future) so I don't ruin the onboard burner? Any brand suggestions? 3. When buying on-line, when you add in i-works, it says it is pre-installed. Do they give you the disc as well? Or should I need to buy the software seperate so I could recieve the disc if I would ever need to re-install it? 4. Any input to the rumor about a possible price break after Oct. 14th? Thanks for the help.