So I know I need to upgrade my tower, but I wanted to wait until CS5 comes out, as that will be the first time I'll actually need an Intel Mac/Snow Leopard. Since I can wait, I'd rather do the full upgrade in a year or so and get whatever is top of the line at the time (instead of, for example, picking up a quad core Nehalem now just to have the 6-cores come out in spring or summer). So my thoughts for boosting my system, which I can do for an affordable rate: Go from 6gb-->8gb RAM Replace my 1tb (2x500mb) 7200rpm HDD RAID0 with a 60gb (2X30gb) SSD Raid (OCZ, higher mid end drives with rates in the 200-250read/100-135write range) The RAM is debatable, though for heavy design work it will help, but the SSD is the question: will the speed bump be worth it? The plus is that I can do the SSD RAID for around $200, it is obviously transferrable to whatever I get next (or a laptop or whatever), and the resale will probably still be decent on them in a year if I decide to dump them in favor of something else; the minus is obviously the size (though it will just be a boot drive) and that I have NO IDEA if I will notice much of a performance increase on a dual 2gHz G5. Anyone have any experiences with this set-up?