In September this year I'm going back to University to study Design and Computing. I've decided it's time to get a new Mac, but I'm confused as to what I should do. I want my Mac for games in Windows and I want it for all the applications I'm going to use (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Audition, Lightwave) in MacOSX. I've owned three iMacs (a CRT G3, a sunflower G4 and now an Intel CD) and they're great for a few months, but then then lack of upgradability is a killer. Ruling out the iMac, where can I go? The only choice is a Mac Pro. Starting at £1700 it is a very expensive, especially on a student's income. The thing preventing me from going out today and getting a new Mac is the small range of computers - iMac or Mac Pro. That's it for anything other than basic stuff. My flatmate is looking at upgrading his six year old PC and we managed to find an Intel 2.8GHZ Core 2 Duo and motherboard, nVidia 8800GTS 320MB, 200GB 7200RPM Barracuda all for £349. He wants it primarily for games and music, but he's literally given his slow PC a new lease of life for £350. Since he bought it for £600 all those years ago, he hasn't fared badly. I know I'm repeating what's been said before, I'm just trying to highlight the need for a greater range of Macs. You can visit Dell, Mesh, Evesham online and customise PC's down to the last widget, but all I want is a Mac between the iMac and the Mac Pro. Call it 'Mac', I think it would sell. As a consumer I do not need the option to upgrade to 16GB of RAM. I won't be able to afford this anytime soon, so it's pointless to have it if it's costing me more. I don't need three full size HD bays and to be honest I don't need to size of the Mac Pro Tower. What about a half size tower - 2 PCI-E slots, upto 3 or 4GB RAM, cap it at Dual Core processors and sell it for £600 less. Fantastic. I'd buy one. It's not that I think Apple's Mac Pro's are useless or too much money - they are great for workstations and really heavy graphics work, but for the everyday joe like me, who wants to run do his uni/hobby/freelance stuff and relax with a few games, it's a difficult choice. I'm leaning towards a PC, but can't quite bring myself to accept it... Thoughts?