would like your all's opinions on a few things. iHave several friends that are teachers and was going to see if they could get the educational discount for me. is this kosher? The ram will be purchased thru Crucial at $56.64 a stick x 4 sticks. iFound a 250 gig internal Maxtor drive on NewEgg for $132. As for the video card (the Ultra), it appears it can only be purchased thru Apple. Is this correct? and iWas thinking about getting a Rosewill 3.5" USB 2.0/IEEE1394a (FireWire400)/IEEE1394b (FireWire800) Aluminum External Enclosure (very nice looking) for my current 120 gig in my G3. Thanks and great forum btw! That's it for now. But iPlan on adding a few extra goodies later down the line.