Just got back from a day in the city (Melbourne). Went to a geat geek store, Geek Central. They had a demo of the new Acer Aspire Predator, a new gaming machine with some very high-end performance ratings. It has god knows how many USB ports for all those peripherals you need, and a rather cool-looking couple of CD slots with protctive arms that open up for the tray. The whole box has a front panel that lifts up (See below), revealing all the front-end stuff. There are two sets of water cooling systems and overclocking capacity. All of this monstrous machine costs AUD $5,000. It will be intresting to see how this compares to the Mac Pro, a machine that can cost as much as AUD $250,000 when fully decked out with the works.