Thanks Celesdogg, I also am with you I want something good and its my data that I won't want to loose. I will also look into building one from an enclousure.
As far as the iMac goes i'm not sure on pricing yet i'm going to find out what they are going for on eBay etc and then take a little off if anyone on here wants a deal. Here are a few quick bits of info, upgraded it to 1gig of ram(2x512) also have upgraded to 10.5 Tiger will ship with both the original and upgrade discs. 80 gig hd combo drive (not a superdrive), recently had the logic board and power supply replaced under extended warranty from a problem the early iMacs had, in great condition and I have to original box.
Checking e-bay it looks like $720-750 is a pretty consistent price for these, I will let you guys know when i'm ready to get rid of it.