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The most affordable Mac is a Hackintosh. Apple has abandoned the pro market for desktops (unless you count a $4000 concept computer that only corporate studios can afford), but in the time since Apple stocked making/updating the towers, the Hackintosh community has blown up like crazy.

My 2012 system still runs like a champ. There’s probably newer hardware on the market, but I haven’t felt the need for it, even working with hi-res graphics and editing audio.