I have been a long time PC user, my tower is about 10 years old, but was built with top of the line components (i7 3.2 quad core 3201 MHz) and it is starting to show its age a little. I have kept the video card up to date, (gtx 1070 8gig that I can still use if I just do a new PC). This year I have began fooling around with home recording, using a Focusrite Scarlet 2nd gen 2:2. I have the entry level Sonar, which seems to run ok on my machine. But the recent announcement regarding this software has me looking elsewhere. Now my dilemma. I have a hard cap on 2500 I can spend on a comp. I am not opposed to going refurbished on a mac, but I obviously would like to get the best bang for my buck and do not necessarily have to spend every last penny. All of my peripherals are PC as I do not know what would carry over if I went with the mac pro, or would I be able to get a good enough imac compared to what I can afford with the pro. My main uses outside of working on music, would be some gaming and general internetting. I am trying to make this decision really fast so I can take advantage of the software sales before they end. I also would like some info regarding Logic vs Pro Tools. Other gear I have. KRK Rokit 5 pair. SM57's and 58's Lower end Audio Technica Headphones All of this is used in a basement, block walls, ceiling is open floor joists, concrete floor with roughly half carpeted. Lots of stuff down here, pool table, storage boxes, other electronics, kids crap.