well heres the deal.I can either get a top of the line powermac or a top of the line pc. The pc would have amd fx-55, with 1 gig of ram, and xt850 radeon video card. THe performance of this machine would be amazing. Then we have the powermacs which are great machines not the best hardware but its truly about the os that really matters. I would like to start going into video more. I like to make films but really i want to learn programs such as combustion and 3dmax. I would like to make image creation software like adobe and such. For entertainment needs i do alot of divx encoding which i play on my divx player. also i have interest in music but i dont know too much about the programs involved. I do like gaming but quality games like wc3 can easly tide me over, though i wouldn't mind crackin heads in games like cs. i would like to know which route would truly be best for my content creation and if there are even programs on par with final cut, logic, idvd and such for windows. I love macs but i am a man of function and i want to know which would be the better of the two routes. NOte i am also willing to wate till wwdc for the new powermacs.