I am wanting to buy a PowerMac dual-1.8GHz. At the online Apple store, I can upgrade the video card to the 9600XT for $50, which I think is reasonable and gets me away from what I have read is a pathetic base card (the 5200). I can also remove the modem that I won't need to save $29. This brings the total to $2020. Adding on tax, but with free shipping, the effective total cost is approximately $2156. At Amazon, I can't remove the modem or upgrade the graphics card, but the base price is $1994, minus a $150 mail-in rebate, no tax, and free shipping, bringing the effective total cost to $1884. Is there any benefit for ordering directly from Apple? i.e. Amazon ships the machine in the original box and it contains all the same accessories, right? (keyboard, mouse, OS 10.3, etc.) For $312 difference, which I can use to buy the Radeon 9800 Pro Special Edition which seems from various reviews to be a better card than the 9600 XT, it probably isn't worth buying directly from Apple, yeah?