So I was at the apple store last night and was talking to the manager for awhile.. Turns out I was dead wrong with what I thought regarding applecare and do it yourself upgrades. I was under the impressions (thanks to the advice of some members here) that if I upgrade the hard drive or ram myself, those components will no longer be under warranty but the rest of the machine would still be covered. He said pretty much nope thats not true. If I do any upgrades myself and something goes wrong that they could very well say my warranty is no longer valid. If something does go wrong (logic board mainly) im just putting the factory hard drive and ram back in and hoping they cant tell. Keep this in mind anyone who plans on upgrading things themselves and has applecare.