If you wanna save money and buy Windows computer desktop

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  1. piatti, Oct 28, 2011
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    piatti macrumors 6502a

    piatti

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    What combination would you recommend?
    Basically I want to do a lot of multitasking without lagging.

    I guess I want something like iMac but I think the one-in-all is expensiver than seperate monitors and computer, so I want a Windows PC and Monitor combination that would allow me to have the iMac experience except I would be using hackintosh and it would be a lot cheaper.
     
  2. iParis macrumors 68040

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    Your post.. really confuses me. If you're asking about what desktop PC configuration to buy, why are you posting it in the iMac section of the forum?
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    Get as much RAM as you can get, most MoBos support 16 to 32GB RAM.
     
  4. Consultant macrumors G5

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    You won't have the "iMac experience". Won't be the same.

    Why can't you just connect your MacBook Pro to an external display?
     
  5. piatti thread starter macrumors 6502a

    piatti

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    It starts to lag when I have 3 different browsers on. Maybe because I have just 33GB left and I need to free up more space?

    Does any kind of external display work? Not just ones made by apple?
     
  6. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Just about all external displays work with a Mac.

    Apple laptop's Mini DisplayPort can connect to HDMI or DVI (I think VGA too?).

    3 different browser should not lag your computer. You might need flash blocker. I typically got Safari, Firefox, and Chrome with total of 100 tabs or more open on my 2011 MBP with 8GB of RAM and SSD.
     
  7. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    If you're going to get a cheap desktop and hackintosh it, building it yourself is a must. That way you can get a mobo and GPU that won't require any extreme hacking to get audio and video working.
     
  8. malman89 macrumors 68000

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    For the record, Apple's Mini DisplayPort does work with VGA, as long as one has an adapter of course. We're a totally Mac environment at work and have a refurb 17" MBP that gets brought to many presentations and events and works like a charm.
     
  9. piatti thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wait.. I thought hackintosh was like using Mac on a Windows by something like Bootcamp or Virtualbox illegally, no?
     
  10. roxxette macrumors 68000

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    Not quite , search google and check compatible video cards/sound and drivers etc etc . In the end you are better with the options other members have told you , either get the imac or external monitor route.
     

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