Hey, my computer is kinda f****d, and I've decided it's time to upgrade to something roughly in the 'latest & greatest' category. I use a lot of CPU heavy stuff like kontakt so I need something with plenty of processor and ram under the hood. I've been a PC user for all of my musical life, but I have plenty of experience with macs, and to be honest I like both pretty much equally. My setup will eventually include a main computer and a laptop for location recording, but for now I'm looking to sort out the main one. I have narrowed my choices down to two competitors that fit my budget and suit my needs: Rain Element Core i7, a desktop with a helluva lot of power http://www.rainrecording.co.uk/products/element/ iMac 27 i5, an all in 1 with an epic screen and still plenty of performance http://www.apple.com/uk/imac/ If it helps, I'm interested in using Logic and Digital Performer if I get the mac, vs Cubase and FL Studio (both of which I'm very experienced with) on the PC. I keep hearing stories of how a mac will be more reliable over time, and that they will last for several years more than a PC. Can anybody give me real accounts of this being true or untrue? Also, I often hear complaints that keeping a mac up to date is both expensive and difficult compared to a PC. What do you think? Bear in mind I'm comparing a mac to a custom DAW builder, not a dell refurb lol. Any help you can give me would be really truly appreciated, I am pretty darn unsure right now!