Hey all I have a MacBook and a MacMini but of which are 3years old. I am doing a lot of news group downloads, unrar, dvd ripping, encoding for Apple TV etc on my MacMini and well its slow. I really need to buy a new computer but I am not sure what to get. Looking for a desktop. My monitor that I have now I got in 2002 and it wasnt top of the line then just needed something smaller then a CRT for my dorm room and its only a 19inch 4x3 screen. So I am open to the iMacs or a MacPro and use this screen. I also have a Drobo that I keep all my video files on. I want a computer that will last me so I was kinda thinking about saving up a little bit for the 27inch i7 iMac. Go with default ram for a little bit and upgrade down the line. I have plenty of space now for that screen but I also would have plenty of room for an older MacPro. I would like a desktop I am thinking about doing a hacked Dell Mini10v as a laptop for fun. So with what I am looking for doing with the computer what would you go with? BTW I dont want to do a Hacked computer....dont have the time to mess around it when I get home. I work around computer and VOD systems all day and sometimes I dont feel like messing around with what I already have let alone a hacked system as my main system Thanks for reading the long post I was trying to put in as much information.