I'm having a hard time deciding what to do and asking for some advice. At present I have a pre-unibody MacBook Pro 17" 2.4ghz 4gb RAM 160gb 7200rpm. Except for an SSD or putting a bigger HD in (the 160 is just too small and I'm bumping against free space all the time now) I'm at the end of my options for upgrading. I've had the logic board, screen (and whole top cover), track pad, battery, and warped inside cover replaced in the past year. If the new (logic board) 8600 video card keeps going or not is anyones guess from what I gather. Apple Care runs out in 4 months. Plan on doing some web design and with a new high end digital camera (30mb files) plan on using Aperture extensively - this is my 'desktop'. A new MBP i7 17" with a 500gb would be nice... but can I get by with a minimum investment and maybe void my remaining warranty with installing a new HD? Or should I just do it and sell this ($1,000?) and upgrade sooner than later? Wait for Sandy Bridge, another year? Will I see an improvement in times that will really make it worthwhile and happy I upgraded?