Is the mac mini good for gaming?

These are the specs I am considering getting:

2.6GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7

8GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x4GB

1TB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm

Intel HD Graphics 4000

I'm just wondering if this is worth getting to play games on using boot camp and windows.

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  • It is absolutely fantastic for (some) gaming. I'll be honest here: for some games like Diablo 3 or Starcraft 2, you'll have to turn the settings way down. However, if you go onto Steam, games like Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition run beautifully on it, as does Legend of Grimrock, and Shadowrun. But those are my kind of games. Just look at the system requirements and expect to run things with a little less detail on the mini. What you can also do is install Windows 7 using bootcamp, as Windows drivers are better optimized for gaming, so you will get a bit of enhanced performance out of the little guy.

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