Alright everyone, a month after I bugged you all about cleaning up my G5 and upgrading...I'm ready to do it. Here's what I've got coming to my Dual 2ghz G5: 3gb RAM from Crucial (1 512 pair and 1 1gb pair) 1 Seagate 500gb HDD 7200rpm 32mb cache (SATA right?? I hope so!) My year old 27" Westinghouse LCD monitor (I upgraded TV's too...so I thought I'd use the old one for a monitor) Las but not least, Leopard. Installing RAM doesn't scare me...though I did wonder if there was an order I should install in? Currently I've only got 1 pair of 512's installed on the computer. Should I move them and put the 1gb pair in the first 2 slots? I thought I heard that somewhere, but I don't remember. Installing the hard drive doesn't look too hard (am I wrong in thinking it's almost just a plug and play type idea??) And the monitor shouldn't require a different type of card or anything right? So I'll install all that and then I want to install Leopard on the new drive and boot from there. So do I boot up like regular, install Leopard and choose that drive when I have the option...then choose the boot disk after the install? Or should I boot from the DVD? Also--once I've got that all set up, is migrating applications and files over from the old drive a pretty easy process? The hard drive is here...and the RAM should be in tomorrow. I'm not working on Wednesday...so I'd like to get everything straightened out then. I'll look forward to everyone's advice!!