Originally posted by Flying-Squirrel
Lol you misunderstood my comment. I was saying sell your mac not your friends and the good system would be for you lol. Anyway I use a P4 at my job which is web development and graphic design (I'm becoming a Photoshop master finally). I have the system in my sig at home for mainly gaming use but dvds play very well on my monitor .
Lastly I think your "world" is on crack for thinking macs are required, I guarantee I could build a system that could easily tie if not beat any mac you could get in any benchmark you want to use. You seem to think that the graphic design field is mac based which is horse ... considering I myself am a graphic designer among other things. I will admit I know virtually nothing about the music industry however.
Anywho, I was just playfully telling you to save your money, sell your computer and make the good system for your own personal gaming use. But apparently you are not in a good mood so I would say forget my post, along with the other posts which laugh at your mac and go ahead with the 2 earlier posts from PcMe and someone else which involved decent cheap builds that would suit your purposes.
don worry i already have a monster game rig myself. i consider this as a game console. i do everything else on my mac.
AMD Athlon 64 x2 4800+, DFI LANPARTY nF4 SLI-DR
ZALMAN CNPS9500, eVGA GeForce 7800 GTX 512MB
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic
OCZ Titanium 2x1GB DDR SDRAM DDR 400
OCZ Powerstream 600W PSU
WD Caviar 250GB 7200 RPM SATA
WD Raptor 74GB 10,000 RPM SATA
NEC 16X DVD-RW DL, VL System LIS 2 Premium
TT Kandalf VA9000SWA Silver
Saitek Eclipse, Logitech G5
and i have lots of friends does graphic design they all use mac. and for music, at professional level, mac is the only choice. no professional studio in the world uses windows unless its a mastering studios. thats how it is. it doesnt matter u can build a better PC than mac. we just have to use mac. and usually external DSP (usually in pci slots) is doin the most of the work anyway.