With Starcraft II, Diablo III, Cataclysm and Blizzard's unnanounced MMO on the horizon, I thought it might be time for a lil upgrade. I'm currently using a 1st generation Unibody 17" MacBook Pro, which does the job for most games at medium to high settings, although the FPS is a little dissapointing at times (yes, with the GT chip turned on). I was considering selling it and purchasing the 17" refresh with the new chip. However, I scrapped that idea when I remembered the 27" iMac. I'm clueless as to how it performs as a gaming machine however. The specs would be as follows: 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7 16GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 4x4GB 1TB Serial ATA Drive ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB As you can see, I'm willing to splash some cash on this baby, but not in vain. Can anybody shed any light on the Radeon HD 4850, how it performs, and most importantly, whether its worth the upgrade from my current rig (Nvidia 9800 GT). Im a sucker for high resolution, and the new iMac has got me jizzing in my pants... Just had a look at another thread discussing the new iMac, says the graphics card sucks.. true? Should I stick with what I've got until the next iMac refresh, or buy the just-out new MBP? Some advice would be welcome. Main games being played are all pretty graphics intensive (25 man raiding gets very cluttered, and Im sure D3 is going to necessitate some real horsepower). As a side note, I'm going to the University of Liverpool in September, and plan to take advantage of the student discount scheme for Higher Education. How much can I save on the 27" iMac build listed above? OR (so sorry about complicating this thread further) wait for WWDC and the possible new Mac Pro and 27" cinema display? Then I can upgrade the graphics card how I wish right? Thanks, Tom.