I've read these forums over the past few days so that I can make an informed in buying myself a new IMAC. I have drilled down to the two options below - and I'm hoping you folks can influence me to lock down on one of these: I have three main purposes (outside of regular internet usage and MS Office apps usage) 1. Futureproof - something I can use for the next 3 years. 2. I want to use my IMAC as my main entertainment centerpiece. I want to stream HD quality videos and images from this to my Pioneer plasma screen using the mini DVI connections. I will be looking to use it as a remote desktop to my 1 windows based Dell and 1 macbook. 3. I play a resource hugging game - Football Manager - often and I want something that can run this game smoothly. Other s/w's such as Word, Excel are something that I hope to run seamlessly on my new machine. From the three requirements I shortlisted my choices to two IMACS. 1. Refurbished iMac 24-inch 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 24-inch glossy widescreen display 2GB memory 500GB hard drive 8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS with 512MB memory Price = 1899 + tax 2. iMac 24-inch 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 24-inch glossy widescreen display 4GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x2GB 640GB Serial ATA Drive 8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB (upgraded) Price = 2519 + tax Is the higher price for the new iMac justify the superior specs as shown above. Also is it possible for me to open up an iMac like a windows based desktop and add h/w upgrades such as graphics card, memory and hard disks easily?