The graphics card on the 4yr old Dell died (again) and at long last I will be buying a Mac. I've got an idea for a new setup and wanted some feedback and any other ideas/suggestions. So here's what I got and where I think I'm going: Have now: -Dell 4600C (blown graphics card) 2.8ghz 800bus 512MB RAM 120G HD (pulled using ext enclosure) 17" flat LCD- running XP media center, used by family for kids games (ages4-8), email, internet. I used it for home video editing/viewing, some music recording, listening, picture viewing. -160GB WD USB External HD not connected w/ single back up -Dell Latitude 640 laptop (work laptop used at home occasionaly) -Lynksys 2.4ghz 802.11g wireless router -42"LCD 1080i w/ DirecTV HDDVR -16GB iphone With the new set up would like to: -maintain current capability (home video editing, music recording) -keep and use current media center home video files for viewing/editing (probably need to convert. don't want to rip from camera again) -better backup plan while on a tight budget -planning on ripping DVDs (not many, 40ish) Looking at: -iMac refurb 20" 2.1-2.6 ghz? -use old the 160g Ext HDD, usb to iMac, use as to run itunes music and ripped DVDs. -1TB Ext HD usb/firewire use time machine for backup of both iMac and external HD -Apple 40 or 160g? to TV in living room Would like some suggestions on: -Which iMac configuration is sufficient? -Not sure if larger AppleTV does me any good? (Not going to be renting movies) -What's best way to get media center home video over and usable? -Best options for ripping DVDs? -Is there better backup setup? Thanks for you time and ideas. I'm really looking forward finally working with the Mac!