great info, thanks all!
I was wondering if the mini is up for an update soon. I'll be walking past the apple store today and ask, though they'll probably give me the "don't know because it's a secret" answer.
Never thought about building a hackintosh, but now I'm intrigued. I'd have the time right now and worked enough on my PCs in the past to think I can do this myself. Certainly will look into that today.
Otherwise I think a mac mini and a new 27 inch display. iMacs are neat looking, but I can't have a glossy screen since I'm next to a window. Not ideal to begin with, but it's not much of a bother with my matte Samsung screen. Also don't like glossy screens.
Thanks again! I'll head over to google now, but if any of you have some good links about building my own, please post.