Mac vs. PC (PIC)

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  1. difd421

    difd421 New Member

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    Intel Mac shown.
    iMac doesn't cost that much.
    Fail.
     
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    lmao... most retardedly put together website. taht imac costs 1299-1499
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    That has to be the worst comparison I've ever seen. I love how people have to over exaggerate everything to try and prove that their stupid Dell is just as capable as a Mac... But isn't.
     
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    You can get both a Wintel PC and an Apple iMac for half the price of whats shown in that pic... for both :ugh:
     
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    Here's the part I like...the links at the bottom of the page
    What games the Mac owners are playing. - first game listed; Civilization IV
    What games the PC owners are playing. - first game listed; Atari: The 80 Classic Games in One
     
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    owned
     
  9. lowfat

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    Even a $1299 PC wouldn't be able to play Crysis like that :p
     
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    :ugh: at the website...there's more ads than content :ugh:
     
  11. CodeX

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    No, if you buy either of those computers your a fucking failure.

    Build your own PC... $750 and it will look better (because you choose the case, looks are subjective but if you pick the case you can choose what you prefer) and be more capable than any piece of shit mac in both gaming and multimedia authoring applications.
     
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    Unless you need a proper workstation in which case you can't outbuild a mac pro for the money. Unless you buy your RAM and disks from apple :ugh:
     
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    :ugh: I don't know why everyone looks at Dell when it comes to PCs. Never in my life have I or will I purchase a Dell, or any other "brand" computer. Building your own is half the fun of using it. Not to mention it costs much less and you get exactly what you want.

    I'm not sure what you're trying to say. What makes a Mac Pro a more proper workstation than a PC? Can't outbuild a Mac Pro for the money? Did I just read and re-type that? :hsugh:
     
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    I've built literally hundreds of machines, including several of my own boxes...I'm saying you try to spec a dual socket machine packing the specs of a Mac Pro for the money. Can't be done last I checked, and that wasn't long ago. I'm no evangelist..it has its downsides (lack of workstation-grade video options, for example, unless you give up MacOS). But you can't build 8 cores, that kind of RAM, etc for the money. And you couldn't build a 4-core machine when the original mac pro came out for anywhere near that price either.

    edit: FWIW my previous mainstay rig (prior to the Mac Pro) was a homebrew dual Xeon on a supermicro board I paid almost $700 for and it trashed the best macs out there up until the endgame Quad G5, and that 4 years after I built it (though upgraded procs, ram, video all the while)...I know because I owned one of of various flavors next to it the whole time. Now though, the game has changed. Apple gets to market first with Intel's newest (and by a fair margin) and the OEM pricing makes it unrealistic to homebrew a dual Xeon most of the time...or a dual AMD equivalent. The Dell and all that are similarly priced if not more and give up the dual OS trick the Mac does so well.

    :dunno:

    Cliffs: This thread is a pile of shit.
     
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    you probably just made this spammer 15c.
     
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    It took me a good few hours to build my first box last year, I had no idea what I was doing but luckily had a friend help... now that I know how to do it, it would probably take me much less time now. It is something worth knowing, though
     
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    Huh? You're saying Apple sells dual Xeon workstations less than a consumer could slam one together?

    Even Dell has cheaper options than the Mac Pro.
     
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    That dell dosnt cost $1299, either.
     
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    Spec and 8 way 2.8+ for less than a base Mac Pro. :hsd:
     
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    Repost PENCIL DICK

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    half the leads in the back of that dell aren't actually going anywhere.
     
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    wtf 4 grand :rofl:
     
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    :ugh:

    http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=9191152

    Out Speced, Pink Keyboard. Newegg wasnt selling the superiority complex that comes with purchasing a Mac, though.

    In all honesty, the macpro is not a bad computer for the money. It really isnt a whole lot worse than buying a custom XPS or Alienware.
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl: You are comparing a 2-core system versus an 8 core system. The cheapest 8 core setup on newegg is going to run your $4K+.


    On dell I can't even find 8 core workstations.
     
  24. GammaRadiation

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    Woah, that wasnt the PC I built. I just made a public wish list and then searched for it. Apparently someone else made a "mac pro" wishlist. :dunno:

    I had speced out a Dual Xenon quad 3.0gHz PC with 8gB of DDR2, a 9800 GTX, Audiophile soundcard, 1kw PSU, Black full tower case, dual 500gb 7200 RPM SATA drives in Raid 0; and a pink keyboard/mouse to top it all off.

    It came out to $100 short of the entry level Mac Pro...which has a quarter the memory; two, slower processors; crap for graphics (the highest they offer is 8800, anyway); Integrated audio (bleh); one 320gb SATA drive; and a floppy cock keyboard, which I hate with a passion.

    The only thing missing from my price list is 64bit windows (hardy har har). If you still wanted apple OS, simply pirate it. I have a buddy who did that.

    Plain and simple, you can always build for cheaper and outspec for cheaper. A Mac pro with not as good of graphics nor audio (but everything else the same) would run you 5k.

    ;)
     
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    I almost forgot. I specd a bluray drive as well. For some reason apple is being ignant and not putitng bluray drives in their PC's.
     

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