I have a friend that is selling their iMac 21.5 3.2 i3 (the 2010 version) for $600 and I found an iMac 27" 2.8 i7 for 1000, with I need a new desktop and screen for 1000 or less and I want it to be able to withstand at least 5-6 years. My current is a 1.4 ghz celeron with 80gb HD and 16inch box monitor, which has lasted 10 years and was 800 back in the day. Would I be better off customizing a PC and picking up any old LCD with a DVI/VGA hook up? Or is the iMac too good a deal to pass up? I will be storing tons of files (hate externals), watching HD video, picture editing, converting some video and different types of files (.rar's and such), emails, word processing (making pamphlets, flyers) and editing video. currently all of this goes at a snails pace so it is a hassle and I find myself going to my friends house to use his quad core hp a lot. thanks to all for your help in advance!