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Maxing the RAM, and filling both hard drive bays with 2 TB SATA hard drives will offer you the max capability on your machine. That said you can't upgrade past 10.5.8. You can't use Boot Camp. You can't use Classic with more than 10.4.11 installed. A separate partition, internal hard drive, or Firewire hard drive will allow you to have 10.4.11 on a Classic compatible region of your drives. Watch your G5's liquid cooling to make sure it doesn't leak, especially if you are going to max its abilities internally. Externally Firewire offers many options, and your SPDIF ports supports 5.1 DTS sound. Your PCI & AGP slots may be uniquely compatible with certain upgrade cards. Check http://www.xlr8yourmac.com for past user experience.
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Installing new hard drives isn't hard.
You can have two installed internally.
Western Digital Black series drives are an excellent choice.
Put a WD1001FALS 1TB drive in for plenty of space:
Then use SuperDuper! to clone your system drive to the new drive, and you will be up and running as before, but with lots more space and little hassle: