To start off this is what i currently own: early 2011 Model Name: MacBook Pro Model Identifier: MacBookPro8,3 Processor Name: Intel Core i7 Processor Speed: 2.3 GHz Number of Processors: 1 Total Number of Cores: 4 Memory: 8 GB 1. I am looking to upgrade my memory from 8gb to 16gb, suggestions for best cards? is it possible to go more then 16gb? 2. I was thinking about removing the CD drive and installing a SSD, is this upgrade worth it? suggestions? 3. Is there any way to upgrade the graphics card or processor? 4. Is there anywhere online i can buy parts for my MacBook;the lid (no LCD panel or glass) main body, base panel and black feet? I love my 17inch and im very sad they disconinued it, so i would like to upgrade it the best i can, as for the parts, my friend dropped my macbook and bent the hell out of the corners, now the screen flops loosly and the base doesnt sit square.. Please anyone, help would be IMMENSELY appreciated!!!!!!