Just bought a new i7 iMac...Now what do i do with my i7 PC?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by maf2k8, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. maf2k8 macrumors 6502

    Jul 14, 2009
    Ok i need some help because i am really unsure what to do at the moment.

    I am a new Mac user ( bought my first MBP 8 months ago and ever since then i have been loving Macs )

    So i just purchased a new 27" i7 iMac w 8gb of ram. I have had it for 2 weeks now and i have not touched my PC since. The only time i have turned on my PC is to stream movies from it to my PS3/HDTV so i could watch some movies...

    WIth that said, Do i keep my i7 2.93 GHZ desktop pc? ( Dell XPS 730x )

    I also have a 28" Monitor that was sitting there also until 2 days ago when i found out i can run dual displays on the iMac, now my other monitor is being put to use...

    I know you can install Windows on Macs now, Just really havent done so.

    Everything i do can be done on OSX or Windows so thats not an issue, The ONLY thing i have not tried yet is streaming my movie collection from my iMac to my PS3 and really thats the only reason why my PC is still sitting here.

    I am curious if i should sell my PC now? While the value is still good? or keep it? Will i want it down the road? I dont want it to sit and collect dust and be worth nothing in the end...

    I own a iMac and a late 09 Macbook Pro.

    Any advice?
  2. leftywamumonkey macrumors 6502a


    Jun 23, 2010
    You can always use it for gaming or sell it while its value is still up.
  3. AlvinNguyen macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2010
  4. Durious macrumors 6502

    Apr 11, 2008
    Calgary, Alberta
    Well this might help you but I transferred my digital collection to an external HDD and I keep that plugged into my PS\3 directly and it's better than streaming as there is no lag so maybe that could be your option.

    Also, I'm uncertain if PS\3 has equivalent software but I have a software called Connect360 and it does allow me to stream media to my xbox 360 without having windows installed so maybe PS\3 has something similar.
  5. Mark-Mac-Attack macrumors regular

    Apr 6, 2007
    Will make a good door stop....

    Just kidding, sell it!
  6. lilcosco08 macrumors 65816


    May 27, 2010
    I'm about to buy a gaming rig.
    Full specs please?
  7. maf2k8 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 14, 2009
    Yeah i think i am going to sell it rather then it sit and become a door stop.

    Its on craigslist as we speak

    DELL XPS 730x

    Dell Factory Full Service and In Home Warranty ( 2 years IN-Home repairs and Replacement, meaning THEY come to you, you don't ship anything to them )

    Aluminum with Clear coat Chassis

    Processor, I7-940, 2.93, 8MB cache Bloomfield

    OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3

    1TB Western Digital Black 7200 RPM hard drive

    Nvidia 9800GT 512 mb video card ( system is capable of SLI )

    Dell 12-1 Memory card read

    DVD+/-RW 16X, NEC cdrom drive

    1,000 watt power supply ( this thing can handle ANY upgrades you throw at it )

    Onboard HD 7.1 Audio with analog out, Digital Optical out and Digital COAX out

    Windows Vista 64 OEM w CDs ( also included are all DELL restore CDs ) System has been freshly formatted and ready to go.

    Microsoft multimedia keyboard

    Microsoft Laser Optical mouse
  8. UpDownAeroplane macrumors member

    May 21, 2010
    don't sell it. use it as an awesome gaming machine.
  9. reberto macrumors 65816


    Jul 20, 2005
  10. manhattanboy macrumors 6502a


    Jan 25, 2007
    In ur GF's bed, Oh no he didn't!
    How much are you selling it for?

    I need a PC as Mac's just aren't cutting it anymore...I need to do some serious computing.
  11. Donar macrumors 6502


    Jul 12, 2008
    Try PS3Media Server, Medialink or Playback.
  12. MeAngry macrumors member

    Aug 24, 2009
    The Netherlands
    Sell it. What are you gonna do with it? It has a Geforce 9800GT, which was a nice card at it's time. But now it barely beats the mobility Radeon 4850 in your iMac. So there's no use in keeping it for gaming either, or you would have to upgrade the GPU.

    If gaming isn't an issue at all, I don't see why you should keep the PC.

    For streaming from a Mac to a PS3, I use PS3 Media Server, works great!
  13. cerote macrumors 6502a


    Mar 2, 2009

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