Hey hows it going? I was hoping that you good people could give me some help buying my new mac. This year i've got a very well paying summer job so i've decided to treat myself to a new mac and a canon 350d cos right now i'm using a 667 tibook DVI with 512MB RAM and 30GB HD but it's starting to feel slow. I want to have cash left over when i go to college so i've decided to get a g5 imac( a friend of mine in apple can get me a 20-30% discount). I was undecided bout the 17" or 20" but i figure the 20" will complement my new camera nicely. This is the last mac i'll buy until the mactels have solved all their teething problems so i want it to be nice and fast for a few years. The G5 coupled with the 7200rpm HD will leave easily beat my g4 so i guess my main concern is RAM. My uses will be office, email,surfing, light gaming, some photo editing and casual use of Corel Painter. Personally i'm aiming for at least 1GB but as i've never used tiger(along with core image, widgets, spotlight etc) i don't know if this is enough. Now i know the old saying that you can never have enough RAM but for my uses should i get 1.5GB/2GB or is that just overkill? How much of a speed increase will >1GB RAM bring about in overall system performance cos if its tangible i'll buy it?