Brief background: -Had gaming PC which literally burned out (scorch-marks on the motherboard) a few months ago. -Have a Macbook Air 2010 11" ultimate for work, internet, casual games, itunes. MBA still working great. -Dug out my xbox 360 to play Skyrim, Deus Ex HR, Rage, etc. -Currently using a new 27 inch monitor for both xbox 360 and sometimes with MBA. Currently: -Got a Mac Mini 2.5GHz, with 8gb ram ready to install, for Christmas from my wife. I had asked for it as a cheaper way to replace my desktop - more for bigger hard-drive, more power than the MBA, knowing I have the xbox 360 for games. -Realized I miss the gaming capabilities of my old PC, and seeing all the Steam sales, etc., I looked into some recent PCs. I suddenly felt a bit claustrophobic, for lack of a better word, having the mac mini as my main computer. For the price, there was not a lot of performance or upgrade capabilities. (I did not ask my wife for the mac mini for games - I was happy with the xbox for that - but old habits die hard?) -Found this Alienware PC for about the same price of the mac mini. I know it's not the best computer for games, but it looks like a good all around computer for games and more. -My full intentions for wanting a desktop were not just for games, otherwise I would not have asked for the mac mini. Yet, I like the option of being able to play newer games out now and in the future on the PC, and the ability to upgrade. I plan on still using the xbox for the current games and not rebuying them for the computer. Long story short: -I'm torn, nonetheless, about keeping the mac mini or swapping it for the PC. I love the idea of the mac mini, and had even almost ordered the wireless keyboard and magic trackpad. I love my Macbook Air, my first ever Mac, and wanted another Apple computer. -I would like to hear advice from current mac mini owners. Realizing that many of you have no interest in games, are you happy with the MM as your main computer? And given my situation, do you think I would be satisfied with it as long as I have the xbox for my game-playing urges? Or go the PC route? -I know this is a Mac website... so I share and ask all of this outside the bounds of the Mac vs PC debate. I actually like the idea of having both a Mac and a PC again. But I'm so tempted to open the Mac Mini box! Sorry for the long post & possible incoherence of it, and thanks for reading this far. Maybe I'm just thinking out loud here. I'd be interested to hear any advice, because as you can see I'm a bit indecisive. Nevermind the Christmas beers and martinis..!