Hi, all! My early 2008 iMac is due to be replaced, and I’d like some advice. I’ve never run Windows on a Mac before, but there’s a game (OK, it’s a “flight simulator”) that I’d really like to run. I did a search for this, but results were pretty old, so I’ll get specific. This is IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad, and it’s supposed to be released in Sep. 2014. These are the minimums: •Windows® XP (SP2) / Vista (SP1) / Windows® 7 (SP1) / Windows® 8 •CPU: Intel® Core™ 2 Quad 2.6 GHz+ or Intel® Core™ i5/i7 2.6 GHz+ •GPU: 1024 Mb+, GeForce GTX 260+/Radeon HD5850+ •RAM: 4 Gb+ •Sound: DirectX 9.0c/11 compatible So I was wondering if I can load Windows and games on an external HDD or SSD so it’s self-contained, or does it have to be on the boot drive? Does it make a difference whether I have an i5 or i7 processor? Will Windows under Bootcamp give me roughly the same performance as I get under OSX, or will 3.4gh under OSX perform like 2.4gh under Windows? If I can wait until the next-gen iMac, I will, but if I have to get one before then, would this config run that game with fairly high settings? : Refurbished 27-inch iMac 3.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 8GB memory (Plus I’d add another 16 to bring it to 24) 1TB Fusion Drive NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX with 2GB Is there anything else I should know about running PC games on a Mac? I know, the best thing I can do is have a PC for PC games, but that’s not an option so I’d like your opinion as to what to expect. Edit: The above are the the minimum requirements... I want to run it at at a lot higher than minimum, if possible.