This will be used mainly for editing HD Videos/Movies as well as photography + normal computer applications. I have an idea of getting a base model Mac mini for $599 and spending the rest on upgrades. Monitor $200 240gb ssd Drive $400 500 gb 7200rpm sata drive $90 Ram 8gb $50 mouse $50 keyboard $60 That puts me around $850. I can maybe sell the hard drive and ram it comes with for about $50 which would still be about $800 I spent. Compared to this iMac which Macmall is selling for $1499 http://www.macmall.com/p/Apple-iMac/product~dpno~8811819~pdp.gididgg Or my Final option which I really don;t know if I want to do is finding a way to upgrade my current computer which I own that is in my sig. iMac 3.06ghz 8gb of ram 500gb internal hd with multiple external firewire 800 drives that I have. The problem with this computer is I want a faster cpu as I do a lot of encoding. Second is I want to be able to have two internal hard drives so I can read and write data faster. As we all know iMacs are not easy to get into...... Any opinions are greatly appreciated.