Good trade?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Patmian212, Oct 20, 2005.

  1. Patmian212 macrumors 68020

    Patmian212

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    A friend of mine offered me this pc for a trade for my powermac sawtooth:
    P4@2.4
    512MB ram
    DVDR
    64mb nvidi gefroce 4 ti

    I know this computer is superior but I have a lot of windows horror stories, For god sake I dont even know how to configure my DSL connection on a windows machine, I always mess up and takes me hours to figure it out lol. I am thinking I will use it to play WoW instead of my ibook. Would you go through with this trade if you were me?
     
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  4. Patmian212 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Patmian212

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    No on else has any other opinions, also ho would this PC do at gaming?
     
  5. TodVader macrumors 6502a

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    I would do the trade. Windows aint all that bad and having both of them is a big plus IMO.

    How often do you use the 400Mhz Mac?

    This seems like a good PC that can be cheaply upgraded for gaming.

    Depending on how much you like your older mac, I think your iBook can satisfy your mac needs.

    Edit: For gaming, buy a cheap 128mb ATI card on ebay and you will be good. (maybye a bit more ram but 512 is imho enough for general gaming) Also, the 2.4Ghz P4 is a very good CPU.
     
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    I will accept the trade, pawn that PC on ebay, and buy another mac for the win! :D
     
  8. Patmian212 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Umm linux is a bit of a pain but i might install ubuntu on a partition.
     
  9. jadekitty24 macrumors 65816

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    After reading the second paragraph I think you just answered your own question. My advice, heck no...macs are just plain better. But I'm slightly biased.
     
  10. kingcrowing macrumors 6502a

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    I consider myself a switcher, I'm on a iBook G4, and i've got a 1.8GHz powermac in the mail... But i still have my old 2.0GHz Dell Inspiron laptop, cause when i need a PC for some random thing, of i think some file might have a virus, thats what its for, and if you want to game, either buy a PC, or get an Xbox 360 and get the VGA cable to use it on your computer monitor... Thats my plan :D
     
  11. bob909bob macrumors member

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    I might do that. That PC should be pretty good for gaming with the right video card. I would look into the prices of video cards or look at what video card it does have before rushing into it. Also your current mac needs to be replaced anyways for something newer IMO. Even though it would be best to upgrade with another mac I would say make the trade and get a new mac laptop.
     

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