Hi there, First time Mac user here, could do with some advice. I have scoured the forums for a few questions and some have been answered, and some haven't. I was originally looking at getting the Macbook pro 15" 2.53GHZ with the base configuration (ish) of 4GB RAM and 500gb 7200rpm HDD, then ripping out the RAM and HDD, selling them, and buying 8GB of RAM from Crucial and a 128GB SSD - hoping to save some cash. I was also looking at getting the Applecare plan, however, it is rather hefty in cost and don't know if it is worth it. I have read that if I ever have to send back my Mac for repair, I have to have the original RAM and hard drive installed. This puts a spanner in my works. With this in mind, I am now thinking that I'll shell out for the 128GB SSD that apple install, but stick with the 4GB of RAM. So, to summarize: ->Is 4GB enough to do audio production and editing on? At the moment, I have been struggling with a dying PC with 768MB RAM on it, but as I say, first time Mac user here and I don't know how hungry MacOS is. ->Is it worth sacrificing the Apple warranty and buying Crucial RAM and SSD drive, selling the originals or should I pay the premium? ->Is it worth getting Applecare? Many thanks. V.