so...my window pc took a dump and i'm scrapping it for parts. looking back the only thing that has been time and time again reliable is my osx, which has the easiest backup and restore and most robust. however the more i think about it the more i realized apple has not pay much attention to the desktop community in a while. one of my strong requirement is to have a good gpu that has more than 4gb of ram due to rendering which may often time exceeds the onboard memory on the gpu. so i have come to 3 options buy a 15inch macbook pro, with this option i can swap out gpu in and out due to the advantage of egpu, con: does the laptop overheat due to clamshell mode? and around 20-30 percent dip in performance due to thunderbolt 3's limitation buy a mac pro with this option i have a desktop mac. fairly quiet from what i hear and its small in footprint. con: d300, d500, is so freaking old. its equvalent of 7000 series amd or 460. and the price tag apple is still asking for makes no sense. i don't want a cmp due to the size and i'm not going back to x58 xeon ipc speed. last but not least. and i really don't want to go this route since i want osx. is to build another pc, mini itx if anything i want to avoid this due to all the errors and problems i had to deal with windows over the years. but so far building a mini itx pc but in terms of powers it does everything i need. i also like to input i play the occasional video games like anno and city building games. i would like to hear your thoughts on this.