Hi everyone! Great site. I have been a lurker for many years and finally decided to register and gain some helpful insight. Sadly, this morning, my PowerMac G5 Dual 2.0 died this morning. I LOVED this machine and it is going to be missed. I took it into Apple today and they looked at it. There is a small chance it could be the graphics card but the genius said it is more than likely one of the 3 900+ parts. Anyway, while he was working on it and troubleshooting I thought that it might be a good time to take a look at a replcement. Unfortunately I cannot afford a new Mac Pro (thanks a lot head gaskets!) and I dont want to go the iMac route since I have a beautiful cinema display that I absolutely love. So I came across the Mac mini, something that I usually flicked my nose at. I got to messing around with one and I was VERY suprised at how speedy it was. In fact when the genius was done with my Powermac he came and found me and said "that there mini will perform better and faster than your G5 if your looking to replace it." I was suprised at this, but it did feel that way. So I expect a call tomorrow with the news, video card or not. If it is not then I am seriously looking at buying a Mac mini. My question for you guys is, is this a suitable replacement for my G5? I am a student (again) and do a lot of word stuff. I photoshop a lot (CS3), something that my G5 did flawlessly. I browse, youtube, hulu, and all that jazz. I dont do any movie editing or anything like that. I have a large itunes music collection and I always have music runing in my apartment. Yay, nay? I wish I had to money for a new Mac Pro but I just dont. However this Mac mini seems like it might just be the ticket. So what do you think?