My question: Is this too much for me? Every little upgrade is only about $200 each item but it starts adding up, Plus I want an iPad. I want this machine for at least 3 years if not 4. I own a macbook so I don't want a MBP. I just need some help deciding if i5 is enough to last, RAM more important than processor or screw it i'll make the money back later. Options: iMac i7 + 8GB of RAM = Do it if it will help down the road iMac i7 + 4GB of RAM = Processor better than RAM? iMac i5 + 8GB of RAM = RAM Better than processor. I am thinking i7 with 8gb of RAM, this way I don't have to spring for an upgrade so soon. I don't want to have computer envy in 2 years.