So, my iBook G3 is on it's way out. Something's melted down and the thing now kernel panics whenever I do anything more intensive than use Safari. Basically, I'm looking to upgrade to a new intel mac. I have a budget of about $1000 - 1800 AUD (mainly because I can't see my Icebook lasting much longer), and I can also get the education discount from the apple store, so that's fine and dandy. I've got 1k right now, and I'm just saving my coins. Now, my thoughts were to go with the iMac, 17', or wait until the 12th at least and see if apple anounce a speed boost. With edu pricing, it's about $1800 AUD. My uses would mostly be writing assignments and crap, watching movies, playing the odd windows game from the last few years and editing the website that I run. Now, I was pretty tempted by the mac mini, but It has that integrated Video, which doesn't look that appealing. Likewise, I don't actually have a monitor that I could stick onto it, although I could probably pick up a very cheap CRT display. Now I know that for everything but playing the odd game, even the lowest end mini will be pretty well perfect. But my big question is this: I'm probably going to be using this computer for another 4 years, how am I gonna get the best bang for my buck, and still be able to play the odd game (Like The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, etc.)?