Hey guys, I thought maybe some of you could tell me whether this is a good idea. I am leaving for school in about a week and a half, and am still trying to figure out what to do for a computer. I am on a pretty limited budget, would be nice to figure something out for about $1K, something that will work pretty well for what I need. Right now, I have a G3 iBook, 800 mhz, 640 mb of ram, and a 30 gb HD, which doesn't even begin to hold anything I was thinking that for now I might be able to make it on this, but as I use it more and more, I realize that I really can't. It struggles to even have iTunes and Safari open at the same time. It's nice for the once in a while email check, but that's about it. I'm running 10.3.9, so that also limits a lot of what I can do. I was looking around, and I found a pretty good deal on a G5 quad. It's got 4 gb of ram, the rare 7800GT, a 500 gb drive, superdrive, the usual. He wants $800 for it. I was thinking that I could at least try to use the iBook during class, and then for any type of other use, I could use the G5. Is this a good idea? I don't plan on doing anything super intensive so I figured the G5 would still be enough for what I need it for. I am coming from a Core Duo 2 ghz iMac 20" 1.5 gb 250 gb, will it feel faster than that? I keep hearing how even a new Mac Mini will go toe to toe with a G5, but I have to believe it will be adequate for at least a year or two. Also, I found another guy selling for about $1100, also a quad, but this has a 250 gb hard drive, and 16 gb of ram, also has airport, keyboard, mouse, Bose speakers, a 19" LCD, a Time Capsule, and a Modem just in case rolleyes That seems like a great deal, I'm thinking even better than the other one. What do you guys think? And also, (sorry for the long post, really) I thought about possibly going with the cheaper one, because I found a good deal on a TiBook, $300 for an 867 with 1gb/60 gb. I was thinking maybe trying to get some money for the G3 and picking that up. I guess I am just wondering if any of this is a good idea, and mostly, is a G5 quad still fairly quick? Thanks so much, sorry again if you fell asleep while reading this.