Hey guys, sorry if this is another "when to buy an iMac now?" thread. Sorry once again for the long post... This is my situation, my high school exam results are coming in on Thursday (in Australia it's HSC, US equivalent is SAT I guess). Now, my sister promises to buy me a mac when I get my results, but with rumours of an iMac refresh in January, I planned to hold onto the purchase until then. However, she was recently married and asked me to edit her wedding DVD (eg put music on, change a few things around) - which would require a new computer, since the PCs I currently have at home are at least 3-4 years old (they are pretty crap too). Next thing, Australians recently saw a price increase for the Macbooks and Macbook Pros due to the lower value of the AUD. For example, the new MBP had a $500 price jump. Therefore I would assume the new iMacs will have a price hike of about $500. That leads me to the next issue - my sister is buying a new house and a new car - which is a lot of money spent. I don't want my sister to fork out too much money for my Mac, I will feel guilty! The iMac I'm looking at is the 24" 2.8Ghz with: -500Gb -Nvidia 8800GS Total is about $2500 AUD - with the early education discount (I've applied for a University, which is valid for the discount). I will use this iMac mainly for light-medium gaming (eg Spore, Gears of War, Bioshock, etc), and probably graphics design when I get into the course at University. Should I put out another $200AUD for the 3.06Ghz? I would like to future proof myself. So to sum it up: - I plan to wait until Macworld for a new iMac - My sister needs to have her wedding videos edited asap - I want to buy the current gen iMac, but is the $500 price hike of the future iMac worth it? I've been thinking....I can afford the extra $500 to get the new iMac, but considering these ideas: - New iMac 24" will probably have: *Nvidia 9800GS *Bigger HDDs *Updated CPUs (don't the current CPUs have a 1066Mhz clock speed, which is the Montevina chips?) *DDR3 Ram *LED screen So is the extra $500 worth it? Plus, I have to do something for my sister, consider it a favour for buying a mac for me. I look forward to your comments and suggestions - MacRumours is such a great place full of helpful members. Thank You. PS. If I decide to buy the current gen iMac, I will probably buy it this Friday. I know there's 3 weeks left until Macworld, but I don't want to wait that long and find out that there are no revisions for the iMac (false hope I guess). PPS. With current issues surrounding the current iMacs, such as backlight bleeding, gradient issue, sound popping and moisture - do you think they are still apparent?