Anyone use a micro ATX gaming rig and their mbp side by side

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dma550, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. dma550 macrumors 6502

    Sep 3, 2009
    Hey guys

    I am finding I miss my alien-ware m17x a little, but I am happy with my move to macOS. I was used to having a 21K 3dmark06 score and a machine that could play most games on high.

    I am now thinking of getting either an alien-ware x51 or making my own microatx machine and stashing it under a desk or something, but I want to be able to only use one keyboard and mouse to pilot the whole thing.

    I have an external 1080p 22" monitor now that works great on the mac, I am thinking of using synergy - anyone else do this? Post up what you have, I'd be interested.

  2. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030


    Mar 22, 2011
    Tokyo, Japan
    Well I dont really see problem having a gaming PC and a Mac.
    Why not?
  3. chrisrosemusic1 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 31, 2012
    Northamptonshire, England
    See my signature - this is what I do. It's the perfect compromise.

    The X51 with GTX 660 runs most games on ultra/high perfectly fine and sits under my TV.

    Decent gaming on that, and work/portability/media on my MacBook :)
  4. Asuriyan macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2013
    I've been using Shuttle barebones PCs as the basis for my media center PCs and gaming rigs for a decade now. They're about a cubic foot in volume and have good cooling systems and full connectivity, internal and external. The only real downside is no SLi/CrossFire as they only have one PCI-Ex16 slot, but for a sub-$1000 system a single GTX660 is more than powerful enough anyway.

    Never tried Synergy as these rigs are almost always connected to my HDTV and not at my desk, but I may have to look into that now.

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