Hello all I would like to say first I appreciate any who responds to this post. So thank you very much in advance. I am finally taking the plunge and buying a new machine. Because this is an integral part of how I make my living I need to make this transition as fast and hopefully as smooth as possible. I would like to get a Dual G4 450 or 500 or am I better off with one of the Newer 733's This machine will be the new main studio computer and will need to run Cubase VST 32 5.0 using lots of MIDI and lots of Audio. Cubase is my main production piece in addition to syncing via MTC from My Serial MTP AV to an Akai MPC 60II for drums (only) and a fairly large midi keyboard rig. For audio I have a MOTU 2408 lightpiped to a Nuendo 8 I/O converters,Alesis M20/Xt20, and Lucid 9624 converters. I have most of the Steinberg/Spectral design plug-ins and the Waves Gold Bundle. How do I get these plug-ins transfered to a new machine that does not have a floppy drive? How can I use My MTP AV (serial) interface? My present studio Mac is an upgraded 7600/ G3 266/1MB I have been using an Adaptec 2940UW card to control my 18 GB Seagate Barricuda drives. And the 7600's built-in scsi port to chain my Cd burner,250 Zip,Old Syquest 135,and Akai S2000 sampler. PCI Bus Slot 1=Adaptec 2940UW Slot 2=2408/PCi-324 Slot3=Ati Orion VIdeo card for second Monitor. Again appreciate all suggestions and advice. unfortunately time is of the essence and I only have the next three days to shop,configure,and troubleshoot. I just received an e-mail from Steinberg that says Nuendo for Mac is finally shipping. If that is so i will want to use that on this new machine as well and probably the Radical SAC-2k.