Hello all. In about 2 months I'm going to get my first Mac ever. I've used both Windows and Macs at school, and I've fallen in love with OSX at CompUSA over the last 2 years. This summer I shot a feature length movie on MiniDV, and now I need to start editing the thing. Therefore I want a PowerMac. Of course it'd be great to get a Dual G5 with a 23" Cinema display, but I'm on a budget here. I need to know what your suggestions would be for a mid-range Final Cut Pro system that won't choke on rendering transitions and burning DVDs. Final Cut Pro costs $1000, so that leaves me with about $3000 to play with. I should add that I don't want an all-in-one system (iMac or eMac). My gut reaction says "1.6 G5 with a $400 19 inch CRT and load up on RAM and storage", but I'd like your opinions. How would YOU spend $3000 at the Apple store? Should I get an LCD that costs more with less resolution? Should I go for an older G4 Powermac, and spend the $$ on a 20" Cinema instead? Should I sell my kidney and get the dual 2GHz "just for the hell of it"? Bear in mind, I'll be switching from a 1Ghz Duron PC with 256 megs of RAM and 40GB storage. I think just about any new computer would impress the heck out of me... Thoughts? Comments?