Can I run a PC on my iMac?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Hugbees, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. Hugbees macrumors regular

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    With the big announcement of FF14, I am pretty excited, but I'm fairly certain my iMac will be able to run it. It plans to use Direct X10, which is Vista only which is problem 1 right there.

    But anyhow, is it possible to hook up a PC tower to my iMac and pretty much use the iMac purely as the Monitor?

    I'm assuming not, but if you can, that would be great.
     
  2. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    No to the monitor. But why on earth would you thing about dooming your iMac to a life of servitude to a PC?
     
  3. Hugbees thread starter macrumors regular

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    Because I really want to play FF14 D: D: D:
     
  4. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Just buy a cheap monitor
    The performance would be better than trying to route through the iMac

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  5. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    1- why do you have a PC tower without a monitor to begin with? :p

    2- FF13 isn't even out yet, and FF14 won't be out until at least this time next year; by that time you could easily save up for a monitor. After all, because the game isn't even out there's no need to worry about it right now ;)
     
  6. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Why don't you just use bootcamp to boot into Vista?

    As mentioned, there's no zero-lag way I know of to use the iMac as a monitor, aside from actually cracking the case and hacking the hardware... which doesn't seem like a good idea.
     
  7. macuserx86 macrumors 6502a

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    FF14 is not Crysis, lol. Your iMac can probably play it fine.
     

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