i,m really stuck, i simply cannot decide which g5 to buy.. 1st i need to be able to buy one of the new laptops whenever they finally get released, so i,m not sure if it is worth spending loads of cash on a g5 desktop. i have a feeling that apple are going to release the 1st 64bit laptop and they need to do it soon if they are to stay ahead in the market. plus no updates on the g4 pbooks for ages? why the hell not? i think they have somthing up there sleeves. 2nd i have a g4 733 quicksilver right now and the only thing it does to slowly is video processing. audio applications like reason run super fine within existing computers. the only other audio app i would like to run would be logic 6, but i dont have the cash , still my computer feels to slow when running final cut and whilst dvd ripping and encoding. so would be the performance boosts feel like if i only got the 1.4 g5? is it better to get the 1.4 instead of the 1.8 and spend the difference on ram? i.e. does a 1.4 perform much better then i 1.8 if the 1.4 has like 2gigs of ram in it, when the 1.8 has only 512mb? you see if i buy the 1.8 i wont have anymore cash for ram! how much difference does the frontside bus make? is 100mhz much difference? do i really need pci x slots? how much difference does the speed of the ram make? i.e between ddr333 and drr400. why does only the 2gig g5 say : 512K L2 cache/processor when the other models only say 512K L2 cache? you see i have alot of questions that need answering before i buy my new g5 please help me if you can, thanks andy.