An odd question I know, i'm referring to the heat. Despite having a PC for games, I much prefer doing everything on my Macbook, and my PC is getting on a bit now too so can't handle some of the modern games particularly well. I was thinking about installing Windows via Bootcamp and giving some games a whirl to see how they handle compared to my PC, but i'm hearing that the laptop gets very hot, and considering I have a case like this http://www.amazon.co.uk/Duzign-Nobi...83229033&sr=8-19&keywords=macbook+retina+case, i'm a little concerned. Yes, I know they're not designed as gaming machines. I just want to give it a try to compare it to my desktop at least. Does the heat get so bad that it will affect the components and lifespan of the machine? I'd rather not have to keep taking the case on and off either, as it's a brand new machine and I want to keep it protected at all times. Also, I have the early 2013 base rMPB. I know 8gb will be enough for gaming as games don't use more than that at this point. Obviously having the dGPU will be handy so i'm happy with that too. I notice most of the videos I watch of games on the rMBP that people are using the higher spec processors. Would this make a big difference over the base processor? Not that it really matters honestly, as i'm really not a big gamer.