Hi everyone, Dreadfully I admit... I bought a windows PC. I've been using my trusted 20'' aluminum iMac since 2008. Love it a lot. I also installed Lion on it too. But there was an issue... The ATI 2400 XT did not allow me to play Starcraft 2 at High Settings. I could not also upgrade the GPU which was a shame, because its a beautiful computer and the OS is the worlds best. I started investigating the possibility of replacing my iMac with a new iMac. The price was unaffordable for me. I could not afford 1000+ computer. A friend (also mac user) suggested i build a custom Gaming rig for half the price of the lowest iMac Config. I built my custom PC from parts on sale at ncix.com and build a very very powerful system. The total cost was ~450. The spec's are: Phenom X4 955 3.2 ghz Quad Core - 120 $ MSI Motherboard - 100 $ 8gb of DDR3 RAM - 60 $ 500 gb HDD - 30 $ Radeon 4650 1gb - 60 $ 600 Watt PSU (Coolmaster) - 45 $ Antec 300 Gaming Case - 40 $ Windows 7 - 0 $ (my university offers win7 copies for free) I can now play Starcraft 2 at Maxed out Settings at 1080p on my LG LCD screen. I'm also planning on playing Diablo 3 on this PC too. My question is... Is there a problem with mac computers? Or are we paying premium prices not for performance, but for the "overall" package of features? The mac mini is about 580 CDN right now and its nowhere near the custom rigs performance point and the custom rig cost ~450. I'd like to also add that its been a hard transition from the Mac OS to Windows 7, LOL. But it has to be done, because budget-wise, I cannot game for 1000+ $ computer or even a mac mini that has barely the performance of the custom rig. Or am i missing something here? I've been trying to rationalize my decision to buy a custom-rig for the past 1-2 weeks. Was it the right decision?