The time to consider a new more powerful system is approaching and I find myself in a very tricky position in regards to my next purchase. Firstly I know that from now until 2012 and onwards is a matter for speculation, due to newer hardware availability around that time period however I think my situation will not change. I've been using a Macbook Pro (specs in signature) since 2009 and I would like a desktop machine as my next purchase. I love OS X and so I would like to keep using a mac. However this is where the problem begins. I want a desktop GPU, and this effectively cancels out the iMac as they use laptop GPUs. And the Mac Pro is well out of my range and in other respects, it would be overkill. Therefore the position that I am in is that I cannot justify purchasing an iMac when I would be getting only laptop graphics however powerful they would be. And the result is that there is no middle ground. I would consider building a Hackintosh however this entails the risk of problems and support. I understand that it's a wild stab in the dark but if anyone has any insight into solving this agonising situation; I would be most grateful.