iMac as a full time Windows box?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Fifteen20s, May 31, 2013.

  1. Fifteen20s macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2012
    I run 2 PC’s

    I have my main PC which is a Mid 2011 3.4 i7 iMac and i have my 9 year old windows box.

    It is time for me to build a new windows box and when I build PC’s I typically build them to be high end (way overkill) and run them till they are antiques.

    My question is, how many of you guys run a iMac in boot camp as a dedicated windows box? Do you have many conflicts / hiccups? I would run Windows 7pro

    What has drawn my thoughts to this is when I build my new PC on Newegg then factor in a new monitor, which I need, I can buy a refurb current model iMac for less cost. I have also become a fan of the AIO footprint since I cram 2 PC’s on a single desk.

    My windows box has no peripherals connected and other then a Classic EQ Emu I do not game. In fact my dual core 9 year old Windows box is just now becoming inadequate.

    My concern is I have low tolerance for conflicts and technical issues, which is why I love my Mac.
  2. Fifteen20s thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2012
    I know the easy answer would be to put Windows on my current iMac and try it. However I use them both simultaneously
  3. ErikvanD macrumors newbie


    Mar 17, 2013
    I have been running my Macbook Pros and my Mac Mini on Windows only for years now. I guess a iMac would work too. I am a SQL Server Developer and use them every working day extensively. No real problems.
    I have used W7,W8 and Server2012. If you use Windows only I would skip Bootcamp all together. Just run Windows without OSX and use the bootcamp drivers of needed.

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