I have a computer that gets the job done, but would like to make a bit quicker and powerful. Currently: G4 "Sawtooth" 400 MHz 640 MB Ram 40 GB Hard Drive DVD Drive Rage 128 PRO 16MB AGP 17in CRT Monitor (old) --I was thinking of upgrading this to: 1.4 Ghz G4 ($340) 1.3 GB Ram ($200) 120 GB Total Hard Drive ($70) DVD RW DL 16X Drive ($70) Radeon 9200 128MB Video ($90) Tiger and iLife '05 ($120) 20" Widescreen LCD monitor ($700) ***But, this would run me somewhere in the order of $1500!!!! -Why would I want to spend this kind of money, when I can get a brand 2GHz iMac 20" for a couple hundred bucks more? While I'd rahter not simply junk the old G4 powermac, the only advantage I can see is that I would be able to use the external monitor with a new computer, whereas the iMac screen dies with the rest of it. --uuuggg, why are legacy upgrades so expensive??? --Anyone have any good advice / ideas / cheap parts they'd like to sell??