I've figured out that I am saving hundreds by buying the baseline mid-2012 13" MacBook Pro (non-Retina Display) and doing the internal upgrades myself with my own parts. I've ordered a Samsung 830 128 GB SSD, and 2x4GB sticks of RAM. Now I am just needing to buy the MacBook and do the installation. Now, I've never done work on a computer before in any capacity. I am scared stiffless that I will mess something up and that my brand new $1200 laptop will be ruined. I am sure the installation of the harddrive itself will be easy, but I'm concerned about the preparations involved before the process begins, and immediately after the drive is installed. -Will my MacBook Pro come with a Lion install disc? If not, do I need to download a Lion install file and move it to an external before the install? -I've read a ton about cloning drives, but do I even need to do this considering it is a brand new computer (I'm not even going to use the 500GB mechanical drive it comes with)? -How do I designate the new SSD as my boot drive once it's installed? Ideally, I want to use the SSD for all of my data-heavy apps and the OS, and my 2 TB external drive will be all of my photos, music, videos, etc. How do I make this work? I'm sorry if these are questions with very obvious answers. Most of the results on Google use terminology I'm not terribly familiar with. I just want to make sure everything turns out fine. Thanks for your help in advance!