can you help, my brain is spinning. i keep switching from 1 to 2 to 3...i know apple have 3 options so everyone stuck goes with the middle one but im not sure... i have an early 2009 2ghz mini. i use it for general internet, playing football manager, civilisation and playing pc games, mainly what ive ordered in steam sales. its running fine but football manager is a wee bit sluggish, civ 5 is unbearable and ive ordered lots of games on steam, generally whilst half cut, that wont run onto my machine. i can accept low graphic settings and less than optimal speeds and im talking about playing deus ex 3 borderlands 1 and 2 la noire skyrim civ 5 football manager 2013 i am too tied to apple to do the sensible thing and buy a gaming pc, and financially i cant afford an imac... but i am in 3 minds and my mind does a circuit of them. the base 2.5 i5 is a bargain at 600 euro. its a few times faster than what i have. probably the sensible option. BUT...200 euro more and i get a 2.3ghz i7 quad core. plus a bigger hard drive. id prob spend 100 euro on a usb drive anyway for more space. this is faster for general use but maybe not for games.. SO:...another 100 euro and its a 2.6 quad core, far better for games and a 1TB drive to boot..... however its still 900 euro which is 50% more than the base model...which is the more sensible option so...round the circle again... spending more will mean it plays things better and lasts longer... the middle unit seems the worst option. i guess im going to spend the same either way...either 600 euros for a base unit every 2 years or 900 for top of the range mini every 3 years.. what should i buy?