Alright, I scratched my plans to buy the MacBook.. just doesn't seem like the right move for me right now. So I'm going to take advantage of all my retail accommodations that I get for being a BBY computer tech. Through Intel's RetailEDGE program I can get a Core 2 Quad Extreme QX6850 for $239... They're normally $1,100 or so.. I know the processor is a little old at this point, but is it still "good"? That's the biggest deciding factor right now, is the processor.. From there, everything else should be easy to pick out maybe minus a video card.