OK, here's the deal, in the next few days I am going to buy a new iMac the problem is I don't know which to buy, Apple has a 24" iMac 3.06 GHz, 2.0 GB, 500 GB HDD, Nvidia GeForce 8800 upgrade (Refurb) or do I just get the 24" 2.8, 2.0 GB, 320 GB HDD, ATI Radeon HD (NEW) They are comparable in price I think the Refurb is $100.00 More @ $1,899.00 I have NEVER spent anywhere even close to this much money on a computer before and just want to make sure I make the right decision. I am upgrading from a G4 Powermac 733 MHz, 1.25 GB, 60 GB HDD... Yeah!! So, no matter what I do it will be a stellar improvement over my current Mac Relic. I don't really know what constitutes a power user but I am on my computer 10-12 hours a day, I download sometimes 30 X 300-700 MB files daily, as well as upload several files. I will many times be running iTunes Syncing my iPhone, using Zipeg to un-RAR files, Pandora Radio in the background, while using Gimp to edit my tattoo designs (I'm a Tattoo Artist) All simultaneously. Obviously my G4 has trouble, suprisingly though she chugs along and with the occasional beachball of death finally finishes. However I want to learn Photoshop and other programs as well as home movie editing etc. So, does anyone have any opinion on what I should do?? Does anyone know of somewhere that I could get a far better deal?? I just don't want to make a 2 thousand dollar mistake. Please let me know if I'm missing something here, or at least which option I should go for. Also, how do I know how old the refurb model is? Is it that important, if it is in fact last years model? Thanx in advance for any help anyone can give.