I'm planning on being one of the "suckers" who buys a 2.5 ghz (it's an off season so this is when I usually buy my apples) Ok mainly I have a question about RAM: I read here that "any old twin package of PC3200 will do", so.. will this do? http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?description=20-145-480&depa=1 Even with my educator discount, when you factor in sales tax I save 79% per MB with this deal!.. provided it's going to work --- My other question has to do with video cards: With the X800XT AND GFX6800 already out, the 9800XT is now obsolete. However, for mac users it might be the best thing for a while. When will the Apple versions of these cards come out? either one for god's sake. If it's not for a while, I'll get the 9800XT, if it's soon, I'll get the 5200 and have $340 (educator + ST) extra to spend on a new card. --- Soft RAID: If I get the 160 gig and buy another 3rd party SATA 160GB 7200RPM drive (guaranteed to be a DIFFERENT make/model), can I link them with soft raid and boot off them? Also, is it reliable? is it faster? by how much?