Right now I have $600 for a computer - . My parents devote $600 a year to getting new computers. I have a 333 MHz iMac (), which broke about a month ago and I've been using my sister's 500 MHz iBook ever since. My sister is moving out in 3 days and when she moves out there will be no working computer in my house! . Here is my plan: Step 1: Get a computer off an online auction site that costs no more then $400 (that means a ~400 MHz g4 - or a 1 GHz athalon. Right now I am tilting towards the athalon, because I am in dire need of speed (You have no idea what using a 333 MHz g3 for 2 1/2 years does to you ). I want VOSX (Virtual OS X) too bad it is impossible. Step 2: Wait 2 years Step 3: Now I will have about $1500 to spend on computers. I could get the current low-end PMac. -- Is that a good plan? Or should I get the dual 1 GHz (with DDR) - and not be able to get a new computer for the next 4 years ?