I have a friend who currently has a G4 mac mini (1.2Ghz I think) and she does design work.The computer is pretty slow for her and she's thinking about buying a newer machine but is on somewhat of a budget. I'm sure she'd like a new mac pro but of course that can be pricey. She has the chance to buy a dual 2.5Ghz G5 but I was trying to talk her out of it because its liquid cooled and I think its probably best to avoid that just incase she ends up being one of the ones that gets a leaking Mac down the road. I suggested an older dual G5 like a dual 2.0 if she wants a tower... I also suggested a new Mac Mini as I'm sure for processing power, it would be faster than even the dual 2.0 or dual 2.5. Only thing she might need to do is to get an external HD for data storage. So if it was you guys and you were on a budget, what would you do? Older PPC tower or newer Mini? Shes already got keyboard, mouse and monitor which I believe is a 20" flat panel.