Seriously considering getting a new iMac right now. A friend of mine has an ultimate 27", but I really feel like he doesn't need half of it for what he does. I am in the same boat and do about the same. I use mine to stream videos to my iPad (within the house), light gaming (I love portal 2 and the like; but maybe plan on picking up modern warfare 3 later this year), HTPC stuff like run 1080p rips to my HDTV/stereo, light photo and video editing, plus obvious stuff like web browsing, iphoto, itunes, etc. That's about it. I plan on upgrading to at least 12 (if not 16) gb of ram, as well. Will the low end handle most of this fairly well, or should I go with the high end (but not ultimate) instead? I would love to save those $300 or so dollars.