OOOOOOOHHHH!!!! Well, after spending ages running up and down the stairs and looking out the front window for UPS vans and drinking far too much coffee this morning, my new iMac has finally arrived! And she's a real beauty. OK so it's not the very latest one with built-in iSight. It's the previous model - 2.0GHz 17" SuperDrive, 160GB HD, 512MB RAM. I bought it from the UK Refurb store late last Wednesday so I'm quite impressed with how quickly it has arrived. Was slightly nervous about buying a refurb, in case of dead pixels or scratches or anything... however - it is cosmetically PERFECT, was all wrapped up as new, even smells new. I even have the pretty iMac box not some tatty brown carton (although there are some ugly 'certified reconditioned' labels stuck to it)... and most importantly, there are NO deal pixels. Phew Sadly there are no 'extras' - I've heard of some lucky people getting extra RAM etc when ordering a refurb. No extras here, but I still think it's an amazing deal. I have a 12 inch PowerBook so this is my second mac and even though it's better equipped it'll still be my secondary machine since I prefer the portability of the notebook... hence the reason for not buying the very latest, or the 20 inch model. (actually i don't like the look of the iSight on the new one and the other features seem a little gimmicky) When I plugged it in, the mouse wasn't working... since then I've realised the mouse IS working... it just doesn't like my table surface. Doh! How stupid do I feel now, having tabbed my way through the registration process and even plugging my graphics tablet in to click "Agree" on all the software update licence agreements?!!! In my defence, I have never owned an optical mouse before I need to go shopping for a mouse mat and perhaps a better mouse (got the bog standard old Apple one). I bought the iMac with my Egg Money card so *hopefully* i'll have got the extra 10% cashback, though i'm unable to view my account balance at the moment. Anyway, assuming that i did get this, then i'd like to say a special thanks to bollard for pointing out the cashback deal in this thread. Cheers! Ooooh looks like it has just finished installing all the software updates now so i'll go and play with my new toy... Is the fan/hard disk/whatever noticeably noisy on other people's iMacs?