Good choice?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by nylock10, Jun 26, 2006.

  1. nylock10 macrumors regular

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    I was wondering if the specifications on this iMac are a good choice:

    • 2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
    • 250GB Serial ATA drive
    • ATI Radeon X1600/256MB VRAM
    • SuperDrive 8x (DVD+R DL/DVD+RW/CD-RW)
    • Keyboard & Mighty Mouse + Mac OS X - U.S. English
    • Accessory kit
    • 20-inch widescreen LCD
    • 2GHz Intel Core Duo
    • AirPort Extreme
    • Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR


    I'll be running Windows for these games:

    Battlefield 2

    F.E.A.R.

    Far Cry

    Call of Duty 2

    The Movies

    Joint Operations

    America's Army

    The games I'll run on Mac OS Tiger:

    Quake 4

    Doom III

    Call of Duty 2 (If it doesn't work on Windows).

    (I'm mainly a first-person shooter fan as you can tell).

    Back in Tiger this iMac will be doing music recording, some games, iChat etc.

    Is this a good choice for an iMac?
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    I think so, people run oblivion on an iMac, that is far more demanding.
     
  3. mac000 macrumors 6502a

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  4. nylock10 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Whats bad about them (Or are you just being sarcastic)? They are the best you can get for an iMac.
     
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  6. risc macrumors 68030

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    I don't mean to state the obvious but if you are buying the machine to play Windows games why don't you just buy a much cheaper and higher spec'd Windows PC? The things you said you wanted to do using OS X can be done easily enough in Windows, are you sure you are buying the right machine for what you actually need?
     
  7. nylock10 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I do have a lot of games for Windows, but I'm spending like 90% of my time in Mac OS X.

    I'm 100% sure that I want a Mac, I've had too many problems with PCs and I'm ready to switch.

    (Hey and thanks for the quick replies)
     
  8. risc macrumors 68030

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    In that case go for it, although if you have the money to spend on an uber-Mac you might want to wait until August 7 to see what Apple release in the pro desktop range (having said that there may be a huge wait after the keynote for delivery).
     
  9. nylock10 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm waiting untill like August 20th to buy, I may consider the Mac Pro.
     

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