Good choice. Gaming rigs and do-it-yourself PCs are made of relatively crappy components, even if you attempt to buy top brands. I've had a similar experience, just random errors from supposedly name-brand parts.Thanks for your insight. I'm glad I'm not the only one facing this type of frustration with build your own systems. Don't get me wrong, it's fun as heck but when something breaks... or that new gpu comes out you want the latest and greatest... so you end up spending more money. It makes you wonder if comparatively, macs are really that much more expensive.
I think I'll go for it like you I'm definitely gonna wait for the Haswell refresh. I may get it this fall.. I have a 480GB SSD I'm sure I can just pop into the Mac. As for the 3 hard drives that I have, I suppose I can always tie them into my retired Core 2 system as networked drives..
I can see it having AC support because the new Time Capsules have it. I would like a system that lasts me 5+ years.. hopefully this will do the trick!
There is simply no substitute for real engineers doing real testing and production quality control. 5 stars on Newegg isn't exactly an exacting standard.... lol. If you don't have time to waste, get a Mac.
Finally, when you truly compare feature-to-feature, you'll find that Macs stack up identically to PCs in value. The bonus is they're actually engineered as a complete system, from fans to motherboards to GPU to display, these are all custom parts designed exactly for the application. So when your computer goes to sleep, it actually wakes up properly. Macs hold tremendous value because of this, they are a complete system that you don't fiddle with. They just work. A PC, no matter the brand, will lose value faster than a turd at Taco Bell.
Macs aren't expensive at all. They just have more and better features.
I'll put it simply, my 2012 27" is dead quiet, fan or not. You can't hear it over a whisper.I just have one question for 2012 iMac owners:
Does it get super loud during full load?
I wanted to switch to a desktop because my 2011 MBP gets super hot/loud during my work(compiling/vm). The iMac 2011 at my work runs super quiet and cool, but I am a bit concerned about the form factor of the new iMac in terms of thermal performance.