You've probably heard me say in the past year that I was going to update my G4. Well it looks like it will happen this weekend at an apple store here in Miami. But before I take such a plunge I wanted to aske here, the real experts first as to exactly what I need, ok here are my specs. Power Mac G4 400 MHz 256 MB 12.61 GB available in HD I am looking to getting an external HD, a memory stick, a dvd/cd burner and of course Leopard! and possibly iLIFE as well. For the HD: I am looking for one that I can use panther as well as time machine since I will be saving as much of my artwork as possible for latter uploading. Plus it never hurts to have an extra HD around! As posted, my lil system is runing vigorously at 256 MB but I would like to either double that or triple that number. For the dvd/cd burner something that can simply do the job. And of course the lil extras such iLIFE and others to make my Mac experience better than any illegal drug I have taken in the past! BTW: I went to a Best Buy and was taken aback to see a Mac section complete with one, yes ONE mac assistant there and let me tell you that table where the new iMac was, was getting a bit too crowded for the PC section! LOL! gotta love that!!! Anywhoo I was quoted roughly 400 to 500 for all plus an extra 60 if they installed it all for me right there at the store. I know that Apple might be a bit more pricee but I don't have craploads of money and I really want to keep this computer, So far, it has outperformed all PCs I have used, and even the new laptop we have, running vista simple crap edition. Thanks to all replies!