But therein lies another quandry... my PCs have always just 'worked' (until they understandably fail after several years of daily use). It's only this issue with peripherals (and the fact I hate Windows 8 ) that's making me reconsider, especially as the PC's more of a work machine nowadays as I rarely use it for games.
I'm still using a 15 year old Mac G4 running CS2 as the output machine to my Epson 3880. The power supply 'went' took it to the Mac shop and the kids looked at this 'relic' with awe. Confirmed dead power supply but nothing they could do. However friend of mine reminded me about Macupgrades company, they fixed it in a few days. So well worth contacting them for issues about old(er) Macs.