My old wMacBook is showing its age, so I've decided to start looking for a new MBP. My budget is around $2000-$2500 (canadian), and I'm mostly looking for a 15" MBP refurb. It'll be used for some light photoshop editing, some gaming (CoD, CS, Sims) and school work while hooked up to a 24" external display. I'm trying to buy smart in hopes of it lasting 3-4 years. Just some questions: 1) Are SSDs worth it? I'm interested in the speed boost but not sure if its worth the -500GB hd space. 2) Is there a difference in noise from the 5400rpm drives to the 7200rpm? Battery life differences? 3) Best graphics card options? Any to specifically stay away from? 4) 2.2GHz vs. 2.3GHz vs. 2.4 etc.? 4) Any way to run dual monitors? That's about all I can think of for now. Feel free to throw out any suggestions.