Hi folks. As of this week, when I found out neither the iPad nor Safari 5 will work with my Quad G5 Tiger system, I decided it's time to break down and buy a new Mac. The Quad's lasted 4.5 years and earned about 10 times its value back in that time, so I'll be sad to see it go. I decided against a Mac Pro because (a) I don't do the amount of work on my home computer that I used to... by a long way, and (b) I want something less power-hungry that I can leave running 24/7. I'm not prepared to drop down to 2 cores after nearly 5 years of 4 cores, so I will be grabbing the basic, Apple Refurb Store 27" i7 with 4Gb RAM and a 1Tb disk. Here are my intentions: Add a further 8Gb RAM to bring it up to 12Gb Use the internal drive for data only, so I get the best speed for the files I actually work on Boot from an OWC Mercury Pro Mini with a 120Gb SSD via FW800 and bus powered to reduce power consumption (disk speed appx the same as the internal using this method, but random read/writes much much faster) Use another OWC Mini, this time with a 500Gb 7200RPM hard disk, and bus-powered via USB2.0 (slow, but will be used solely for iTunes. My iPod classic works fine as a hard disk in this respect and it only has a 4200RPM disk so I think I'll be fine) Add a full-sized OWC Mercury Pro 2Tb 7200RPM FW800 (daisy-chained to the SSD) drive for backups Aside from that, I may keep my non-glossy 24" LG monitor and use it as a second display for secondary info and Parallels windows. I have a feeling I'll crack and buy a Wacom Intuos4 Medium too. I have 2 iPods, a printer and a TomTom to plug into USB, but also a 4-port hub so they stay mostly out of the way. Software-wise, it's CS5 Design Premium, Flash Builder 4 Standard, Parallels (with new copies of Vista Home Premium and 7 Home Premium for testing), Versions, Transmit 4, SKedit and some other bits and pieces. I have no intention of opening the case to install the SSD since that will be for booting purposes only. According to the specs I've seen, SSD in FW800 beats my two internal 250Gb drives in my Quad G5, and I have no problem with their speed. Equally, I'm aware a Mac Pro would let me use ESATA, but my data will be internal, so again, not too worried. So, can anyone see any glaring holes in my system that should be addressed? Am I going to be saddled with a cable spaghetti situation once everything's plugged in? What do I need to be aware of when I try to get everything off a G5 with Tiger to an Intel with Snow Leopard? (especially Email) Or have I done all my research and after a day's work will just be enjoying my new Mac?