With dwindling hopes of salvaging my G5 PowerMac, I've begun the search for a new computer. I've decided it's going to be an 8-core mac pro because I don't want a bunch of externals on an iMac, and I already have a pair of nice LCD's that don't need to be replaced. I was looking at the stock 8-core 2.8 from the CDN EDU store for $2699 but I've seen the exact one on Apple's refurb site for $2499. $200 is $200. What are your thoughts on picking up a reburb model versus brand new? Those who've done it, have you had good/bad experiences? I'm aware that they are covered under the same 1 year warranty so I don't see a down side to this. As well, as I'm from the PowerPC generation where upgrading the CPU wasn't in the cards, down the road with this new Mac Pro, could I drop in a pair of faster CPU's as long as they were still Xeon Harpertown processors?