Even though I retired from these forums, I've decided to post this here, as I regard the advice from the users here as some of the highest. My situation: By the end of June, I should have close to $1200~1300. I currently have an iMacDV (400Mhz, 512MB RAM, 8MB Rage 128). I could use my iMac for a few more years, since all I do is word processing, iTunes stuff, and DVD watching. But I really want to play games again. I have several games (MOH:AA, RtCW, WC3, Undying, etc.) which really tax my iMac. Most of those games don't even run under OS X and I have to boot into OS 9. My dilemma: I want to play a lot of games this summer. My choices: 1. I had considered picking up a new 1Ghz eMac with 1GB of RAM. I'm not a power user and MOH:AA and RtCW should run fairly well on the above speced eMac. My iMac is getting a bit long in the tooth and I need a new comp...but... 2. I am also going to purchase a Gamecube, mostly since several of my friends have one and I would like to play Metroid and Enter the Matrix. I could still be within my budget and get both the eMac and Gamecube....however.... 3. I have considered not purchasing the eMac at all and picking up a cheapo PC tower from Walmart. I was looking at this one for roughly $500: Obviously I would get some extra cheapo, knockoff RAM, replace the HD, and get a Geforce or Radeon card. I'm not looking to build the ultimate gaming rig here. I only working with a budget of $1000, the other $200~300 will go to taxes, RAM, add-ons, etc. I also don't have a monitor for the PC either. I don't have any PC games as all of my games are for the Mac. I know I can get 2*512MB PC133 DIMMS from Compusa for about $70 each, so upgrading the RAM in the eMac won't be as expensive. Remember, any new Mac offered by Apple will kick my old iMac into the dust. I'm also not planning on the eMac or even the tower running Doom3. My motivation for the PC tower is just a few games, like HL2. I could see myself using the eMac several years down the road though, as it would be a fine all-round computer. So, again my options are: 1. 1Ghz eMac with a 1GB of RAM, Airport Extreme, and stand + Gamecube. or 2. Above quoted tower with 1GB of RAM, a Radeon or Geforce card + Gamecube. Please help me decide! Also, would the tower plus a GFX card and more RAM be as expensive as the eMac? Also, I don't want to hear, "get a <insert alternate console here>" statement. I've already decided on a GC.