I finally have enough money saved up to be able to consider getting a new computer and i cant decide between building a PC primarily for games or a Mac Mini. Recently i've become more interested in playing Shooters like Halo and Unreal 2004. I also enjoy using the apple's iApps. I'd keep my current mac regardless of which I bought. While the PC would meet my gaming needs I'm not sure how much longer my current comp will meet my iApp needs. While getting a Mini would meet my iApp needs I dont know how long it will meet my game needs. To me good game performance is 24+ frames per second at 1024x768 and being able to see things like fire (it makes me really mad when I'm playing halo on my comp and I walk into Flames and die). Here are the full specs of my current comp and if I got a mini I'd probably put it into target disk mode for use of its resources all things listed are internal. How much of it would be accessible in Target Disc Mode to the Mac Mini. Current Comp (Everything is internal) Blue and White Tower 600mhz G4 upgrade w/1 MB L2 cache 768 PC 100 RAM (256 x 3) ATI Radeon 9200 w/128 MB vRAM Sonnet Tempo HD ATA 133 PCI Controller 40 gig ATA 133 Maxtor HD @ 7200 rpm 80 gig ATA 100 Seagate HD @ 7200 rpm (would be used in PC) 160 gig ATA 133 Western Digital HD @ 7200 RPM Pioneer 4x Super Drive Super Disk Drive (the ones that read 120 MB Floppy Discs) If I get a Mini here's what it would be using the edu discount my mom gets 512 MB DDR333 SDRAM - 1 DIMM 80 GB Ultra ATA drive Combo Drive 56K v.92 Modem Mac OS X - U.S. English 1.25GHz PowerPC G4 Subtotal $591.00 If I Build the PC here are the parts I'd order Intel® P4 2.4AGHz (533 FSB) Box CPU W/ ECS 848P-A Motherboard http://shop1.outpost.com/product/3992328?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG VIKING 184 Pin 256 MB DDR PC-3200 - OEM x 2 http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=20-141-509&depa=1 SAPPHIRE ATI RADEON 9600 Video Card, 256 MB DDR, 128-bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP -BULK -OEM http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=14-102-295&depa=1 POWMAX Black ATX Mid tower Case with top Handle and 450W Power Supply, Model "CP8869-3" -RETAIL http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproductdesc.asp?description=11-145-058&DEPA=1 MICROSOFT WINDOWS XP HOME FULL WITH SP2 http://shop3.outpost.com/product/4052682?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG I have a DVD Drive and 80 gig HD for use in it. Total $489.97 + shipping I know this is a Mac site but posting this on a PC forum would get responses that consist almost entirely of GAH mac evil from people who most likely haven't even used a mac before. By posting here I'm hoping to get responses by people who have had experience on both sides and can help me decide as I can get one or the other and not both. P.S. Sorry about the massive longness of this post.