god this is hard to choose... laptop or desktop (PC)

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by redccm, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. redccm macrumors newbie

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    I really like laptops for portability, but thier specs and price are killin me.

    this is a pretty nice affordable laptop
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220346

    but as for desktops... i put this beast together...


    COOLER MASTER cosmos S RC-1100-KKN1-GP Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail

    Western Digital VelociRaptor WD1500HLFS 150GB 10000 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive (bare drive) - OEM

    MSI RX3870X2-T2D1G OC Radeon HD 3870 X2 1GB 512-bit (256-bit x 2) GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card

    Thermaltake Purepower RX W0144RU 600W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

    Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound

    OCZ Platinum 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P20002GK - Retail

    MSI P45 Diamond LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor Model BX80562Q6600 - Retail

    Thermaltake CL-P0310 120mm CPU Cooling Fan

    LITE-ON Black 4X Blu-ray DVD ROM SATA Model DH-4O1S-09


    the grand total price for this beastly rig is only $1,702.90

    god idk which one to pick >.<
     
  2. computergeek macrumors member

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  3. andrewdale macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe... he... likes... Big Macs?

    Nope, I don't know.:confused:
     
  4. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    Why not buy a Dell studio laptop for $1000 and then build yourself a cheeper gaming desktop for $500?

    And why the **** is this is a mac notebook forum? Try tomshardware or something for better PC based responces.
     
  5. donga macrumors 6502a

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    yeah dude, the advice here would be to get a mac. :)
     
  6. bobbleheadbob macrumors 6502a

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    Just do yourself (and us) a favor and get a Macbook Pro. :cool:
     
  7. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    Damn, there was me thinking it was a site about computing.
     
  8. Vulcan macrumors 65816

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    With all due respect, you're at a Mac forum. If you want PC advice, you're going to get a lot of "get a Mac" answers.
     
  9. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Since everyone else is like "this is a mac site" and "get a macbook pro" amongst others, I will actually attempt to answer the question. If you need portability, get a laptop, for gaming, a desktop is the best choice.
     
  10. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    The numbers! the product names! Doc, make them go away!

    As someone who used to build PCs, life with a mac is far simpler. I buy a mac laptop. 3 years later, I buy a new mac laptop. Sorted.

    I don't *really* need to know what brand the internal fans are, or the model number of the power supply or the supplier of the thermal grease.

    To the OP, macs (both laptops and desktops) run windows faster than many PC computers. That's a hint for you :D
     
  11. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    That's pretty much what it boils down to.
     
  12. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Agree, but I'll add "think about getting a Mac". If price is a major consideration, think about the refurb models, as they have benefitted from Apple's rigorous testing, come with generous discounts, and also carry the warranty of the standard new models.
    Cheers
     

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