Hey, I am a long time lurker and finally got around to making a account here. I am thinking of getting a new macbook pro, when they do the 17 inch revisions the other macbooks got in October. But, I have no idea where to get a new one from. I was thinking of surfing Amazon, using the 5% off trick too. Then getting that macbook with the best processor, cheapest HD and Ram. I am taking community college classes now, so I can get the education discount (Thats how I got my iMac, Apple store. Education discount on tax free weekend). Also, where would I get the best HD? I was planning on replacing the internal HD for a 500 gig (or higher if it was cheaper). And which HD would be the best? Also same for ram. Getting the 2 gig or 4 to save some $$$ and buying 6 gigs. Unless a patch is released to make 8 gigs not freeze up the pc. I have read here that 8 gigs freezes the pc and isnt worth upgrading to, but 6 is. Where would I find cheap ram that is good for that mac? And, should I wait for Snow Lepord? I dont have much $$$ now, so I am trying to get the best laptop that will last me a long time. I also plan on running Vista Ultimate on it (64 bit, since I want to see and use all the ram). I am using Autodesk 3ds Max 2009 on this pc, and will probably install it on the macbook. And also am a Gamer.