While this might seem like a no-brainer type of question, I wish it were that simple. Basically, I am someone who has been a PC boy for the past 6 years and am planning to make the jump to Mac very soon. However, I am on a tight budget constraint and I'm just not sure that my budget can permit me to buy a PowerMac G5, despite how appealing and powerful they are. Basically, I will be running Cubase SX 2.0 and also have an M-Audiophile 2496 soundcard. Cubase system requirements: System requirements: Minimum System Requirements Cubase SX 2.0.1 MAC: G4/867 MHz (dual G4/1.25 GHz recommended); 384 MB RAM (512 MB recommended); Mac OS X 10.2.5 The goal is to basically write, record and produce music using just my keyboard and VST's, along with Cubase. I am planning to use an M-Audio ES 88 MIDI Controller and hope to use that with VST's, plugins (namely Korg Digital Legacy) and to record music and basically be a one man band. Do that, burn it to disc, etc. I guess my question is that, if I bought an iMac G5, 1.9 GHZ, 17 inch screen, and a 512 RAM, which I'd then upgrade to about 1 GB, would this be enough power to get the job done? Or is that just too much (or not enough?) for the iMac? If so, would I be regretting this purchase down the road? Your help is greatly appreciated! Thanks!