I have an Xbox. I've enjoyed it. Hassle free, never been red-ringed, I get 40-50% off games through a personal connection. Fun for quick multiplayer stuff. BUT- I'm sick of paying for online play, I'm sick of missing out on custom/community content/modding. I LOATHE MS-Points and buying DLC. Bottom line, I want a gaming rig, or I want to become less interested in gaming I want a macintosh because: -They are sexy. -I like the mac OS. -I like to do other stuff (purely as hobbies, I am by no means good): Photo editing, movie editing (Final Cut Pro). -Convenience, relatively hassle-free experience. -I grew up with Apple, from Mutant Beach to Marathon to Myth(best games ever, bar none, God what happend to bungies inspiration?), Warcraft:Orcs and Humans to World of Warcraft. I want a PC because: -Poor mac options for graphics/customizability -$$$$ -I'm going to be gaming in Windows anyway. I could definitely be persuaded to buy a PC rig, but I hate the way everything works. Whenever we haul my friends computers over for a LAN or w/e, its 3 macs and 2 pcs. We always have to wait for updated drivers, reset preferences, and more than once had to have Windows re-installed before we could play. I don't want that. I hate that ****. So recommend your preferred gaming rig. How does the top end Mac gaming set-up compare cost/performance wise with a cheaper PC? I want to stay under 3k if i have to go mac pro. I would prefer closer to 1.5k for PC. Sell me. P.S.- I know next to **** about customizing/building computers. It seems graphics card upgrades are the real problem with macs. What is a good amount of RAM/Processor speed for a decent lasting gaming rig?