I'll answer one question I was wondering about when getting the new iMac I have the i7, m295x, 1tb Fusion, 8GB + 16GB (I added) Windows 8.1 Pro x64 installed on a USB 3.0 SSD When I started reading the forums here and the issues arose regarding the heat and loud fan noise, I did get worried. However everyone worrying about it probably never used any 15-17" high-end macbook pro's since Apple switched to Intel CPUs. Those things got so hot you could cook on them, they could literally burn your knees and yes there were a few issues with the video cards, however Apple wasn't the only company affected. What I am trying to say, get the AppleCare and stop worrying about it. It's in no way "overheating" it's just running hot. As I was playing COD for an hour, when I would pause the game I could hear the fan, not louder then any other blow style computer fan and it's lower then the Air with i7 or the 15" retina pro. If you ever had a desktop gaming computer with a good video card and it was standing right next to your monitor, trust me you would have heard it also, especially the once with the blower style heatsinks. AMD R295 and nVidia TITAN were ridiculed about the noise levels when the cards just came out. On to the fun part. I ran COD Advanced Warfare at 2560x1440 with some things at Medium, some at High (I'll take screenshots later, these were the default settings that COD configured by itself) and I changed Supersampling to 2x To my surprise, the game ran smooth as butter. The graphics looked crisp and awesome, I couldn't feel any frames dropping, even after an hour of gaming. I was kinda shocked and excited at the same time. If I paused the game I could hear the fan, when I played it was covered up by the ambient noise of the game. Not only this is a powerful iMac, it's also a pretty damn good gaming computer.