Hello all, I am going to be graduating from film school this December and moving out to Los Angeles in February to pursue a career in film editing. As such, I'm going to invest in a new computer for video and film editing. I've been torn lately between choosing a PC or a Power Macintosh. I've been using PCs for quite a while, and I don't mind then. There are things about Windows, however, that drive me crazy (viruses, general stability, etc.). Many of my friends around here at the Florida State Film School have Macs, and I'm thinking of making the big switch (and using my student discount before I graduate in a month). However, I've seen some very recent benchmarks of video editing on both the latest technology from PCs and the Macs. It seems the PCs have the Mac beat, and all while being cheaper. I priced a top-of-line custom PC, which includes: Intel Pentium 4 3.4 GHz Hyperthreaded CPU 2.0 GBs of DDR 3200 RAM ATI Radeon X800 256 MB GPU Video Card Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Audio Card Asus P5AD2 Motherboard (Intel 925x Chipset) DVD+-RW Drive CD-RW Drive 2 X 250 GB S/ATA Hard Drives (RAID on motherboard) Floppy Drive Wireless Card Antec Case w/ 480 Watt Power Supply This configuration came to about $2500.00 dollars (US). Pretty tempting...and I'll still be able to play Half-Life 2 and run Avid Xpress Pro. I priced the Mac G5 Dual 2.0 GHz with an additional 2.0 GB of OCZ Ram for about $2800 after tax and shipping. I'm planning on using my two old CRT monitors (as they are better for color reproduction for video editing anyway). I need real-world advice. I'm going to be primarily editing video and film with this rig, as well as a lot of media content creation. Should I go PC or Mac? Thanks in advance!