imac or mac pro

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by frocco, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. frocco macrumors 6502

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    Hello,

    I like the top of line iMac, but am concerned that in two years I would want a better video card. I do some gaming.

    I was considering the 2499.00 MP and a decent third party monitor.

    But the imac monitor looks great.

    Thanks
     
  2. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    I do some gaming with my iMac, but it's FAR from one of my priorities. I don't have any problems and for me, the performance is great.

    Plus, the 95+ percent of the time I'm not gaming, I have a big, beautiful screen to use. You won't be disappointed.

    If gaming is really high on your priority list, you might actually explore a gaming PC and spend a little less than a Mac Pro.
     
  3. frocco thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Good point, I could get the imac and a gaming pc for the cost of the mac pro, unless I opted for a cheap monitor.
     
  4. xparaparafreakx macrumors 65816

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    Or you can have two video cards in your Mac Pro. One for the mac side and one for the PC side.
     
  5. MacAndy74 macrumors 65816

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    I opted for the Mac Pro. I don't do much gaming (maybe Sims 3) but do want to do some reasonably high end video editing, plus I want to be able to add hard disk storage. :)

    Choice is yours.
     
  6. alphaod macrumors Core

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    It's always possible to just add external HDDs with FW; if you want a ton of storage you could always get a Drobo.
     
  7. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    Really depends on what non-gaming stuff you want to do (but you have not supplied this info)
     
  8. costabunny macrumors 68020

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    I got the Mac Pro and the 8800GT (2008 model) and it games very well (COD4, CODWaW, Assasins Creed, Lego Games etc)

    However, I will say that I am building a gaming PC as I prefer not to game on my main machine (rebooting all the time is a pain in the rear, and I like having the choice of graphics cards).

    Just my thoughts, but an Imac and a cheap PC would be the way I would go.
     
  9. Jack Flash macrumors 65816

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  10. MacAndy74 macrumors 65816

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    I must be a purist. But it's just somehow not the same as a real :apple: computer. And there is the bit about it being illegal. :eek:
     
  11. Jack Flash macrumors 65816

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    Not illegal. Until there is a court ruling declaring that an EULA is a legally binding contract there's nothing illegal with Hackintosh provided you purchase Leopard.
     
  12. frocco thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I am considering the entry level MP and a cheap monitor (around 300.00) HP, Samsung or Dell

    Wondering if this setup would be ok until I can add a better video card and monitor over the imac 3.06


    Thanks
     

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