just got a imac 24!!!!

wchong

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i just got it. couldn't help to wait 6 more months for leopard. if it was the 20" i would've but the 24" is going to last me a long time at least for gaming!

welcome me to the 24" club! :D

2.16 ghz, 2gb ram, 7600 GT!
i should get it oct 23!!!
 

yoak

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Welcome. I got mine last week. Same specs as yours. It´s an amazing machine. I plan to have it for years
 

Dont Hurt Me

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wchong said:
i just got it. couldn't help to wait 6 more months for leopard. if it was the 20" i would've but the 24" is going to last me a long time at least for gaming!

welcome me to the 24" club! :D

2.16 ghz, 2gb ram, 7600 GT!
i should get it oct 23!!!
Congrats, If only Apple would offer decent GPU solutions for all its machines. 7600Gt is a solid video card and im almost shocked that Apple even offers it with all the crippling games they play. Good choice.
 

wchong

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i know this is outside the topic, but given that there has been much talk about WoW with the 2' imac i was wondering if it was any good.

i'm used to rpg's (all of the final fantasy games, oblivion, baldur's gate etc etc) but i've never tried WoW. is it worth the 15 bucks a month? is it flawed like final fantasy xi? do u need to always play in a party or u could go on solo?

i remembered playing final fantasy xi for about 2 months and quit b/c it was just flawed. it took hours in order to get decent amount of currency.
 

fall3n

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wchong said:
i know this is outside the topic, but given that there has been much talk about WoW with the 2' imac i was wondering if it was any good.

i'm used to rpg's (all of the final fantasy games, oblivion, baldur's gate etc etc) but i've never tried WoW. is it worth the 15 bucks a month? is it flawed like final fantasy xi? do u need to always play in a party or u could go on solo?

i remembered playing final fantasy xi for about 2 months and quit b/c it was just flawed. it took hours in order to get decent amount of currency.
I played for about a half a year when it came out and the for a month the following year. It's a really great game and you don't really need tonnes of time to get to exciting places and such. You can mostly solo, though some classes are easier and take less time. When i played it for that one month they had finally gotten battlefields and all that stuff going and it was super fun. It can consume a lot of time though so be ware, otherwise it's a lot of fun and if you don't need to have a life then go ahead an play away, lol. Not meaning to insult anyone, i just found that it could be so fun that you'd wanna play it all the time. Sometimes i still get cravings to start again, like right now just talking about it. haha. especially on my new 24" oh god would that be amazing..oh well, mabe some time when i actually don't have responsiblities or a gf.
 

wchong

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fall3n said:
I played for about a half a year when it came out and the for a month the following year. It's a really great game and you don't really need tonnes of time to get to exciting places and such. You can mostly solo, though some classes are easier and take less time. When i played it for that one month they had finally gotten battlefields and all that stuff going and it was super fun. It can consume a lot of time though so be ware, otherwise it's a lot of fun and if you don't need to have a life then go ahead an play away, lol. Not meaning to insult anyone, i just found that it could be so fun that you'd wanna play it all the time. Sometimes i still get cravings to start again, like right now just talking about it. haha. especially on my new 24" oh god would that be amazing..oh well, mabe some time when i actually don't have responsiblities or a gf.

lol u make a good point. i don't have time right now for an mmorpg. work work work work. ugh
 

fall3n

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wchong said:
lol u make a good point. i don't have time right now for an mmorpg. work work work work. ugh
yep, u bet. enjoy that 24" though, i love mine!
 

JGamer

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fall3n, you have exactly the imac i want. Can you try a demo of call of duty 2 or something like that? or battlefield 2 if you're running windows? Is it fast???

i hope you can help me...
 

wchong

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HOLY COW!!! i ordered my 24" imac yesterday and IT SHIPPED TODAY!!!

is there a difference between the machine being shipped from Shanghai China compared to the ones shipped from the US?

are there more faulty computers from china or what?

i'll post pics when i get it the oct 12!!!
 

dmw007

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Congratulations on the purchase of your new 24" iMac wchong. :)


I myself am debating whether to buy a new Mac now, or wait till after Leopard is released, and it just keeps getting harder to wait every day. :D :)
 

rfoap

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wchong said:
i just got it. couldn't help to wait 6 more months for leopard. if it was the 20" i would've but the 24" is going to last me a long time at least for gaming!

welcome me to the 24" club! :D

2.16 ghz, 2gb ram, 7600 GT!
i should get it oct 23!!!
I just ordered the same system yesterday as well! Mine says ships the 16th, arrives by 23rd too ... why hasn't mine shipped yet :(
 

orangezorki

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wchong said:
HOLY COW!!! i ordered my 24" imac yesterday and IT SHIPPED TODAY!!!

is there a difference between the machine being shipped from Shanghai China compared to the ones shipped from the US?

are there more faulty computers from china or what?

i'll post pics when i get it the oct 12!!!

If it's BTO, then it usually gets shipped straight from the Factory - I think they are all assembled there, but the local country keeps a stock of the stock config for faster shipping (for you), and cheaper costs (for them).

David
 

MBHockey

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You'll likely receive it MUCH earlier than when the original estimate says. I ordered my 24" on a Saturday (BTO 2.33/500gb/7600/2GB) and i had it 9:30 AM on that Thursday. It shipped from Shanghai. I love it, and i'm sure you will too!
 

dmw007

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MBHockey said:
You'll likely receive it MUCH earlier than when the original estimate says. I ordered my 24" on a Saturday (BTO 2.33/500gb/7600/2GB) and i had it 9:30 AM on that Thursday. It shipped from Shanghai. I love it, and i'm sure you will too!

Wow, that was quick shipping (especially for a BTO). :)
 

dmw007

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MBHockey said:
Yeah, and i chose the standard 5 day ground shipping since it was free. I was very impressed.

That makes it an even better deal since you did not spend any extra money for quicker shipping! :eek: :D
 

ascender

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I ordered mine on Saturday morning and am already bored with waiting! They reckon it will ship by the 13th, so I'm in for a long couple of weeks of logging in to the Apple Store a few times a day to see where it is.
 

wchong

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dmw007 said:
That makes it an even better deal since you did not spend any extra money for quicker shipping! :eek: :D

yea me too. i chose free shipping and i get it oct 12! how exciting. very fast. i mean, they better ship it fast for a machine that expensive :D
 

ripfrankwhite

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I just got mine also. It shipped from Shanghai on the 6th and got here today at 9:45am. Very fast shipping. :D
 

rfoap

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ascender said:
I ordered mine on Saturday morning and am already bored with waiting! They reckon it will ship by the 13th, so I'm in for a long couple of weeks of logging in to the Apple Store a few times a day to see where it is.
I'm curious to see when it actually ships ... if it ships today, then maybe mine will ship 4 days earlier too!
 

rfoap

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ripfrankwhite said:
I just got mine also. It shipped from Shanghai on the 6th and got here today at 9:45am. Very fast shipping. :D
When did you order it ... and what were the specs?
 

ipoddin

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Shipping is always faster than you think. There is practically no need to pay for expedited shipping (at least for the US, don't know about rest of the world).

I ordered a customized iMac on a Thursday and it arrived in Los Angeles on the following Tuesday. That was standard "free" shipping that was supposed to take 2-4 business days to ship and then 5 more days to arrive.
 

orangezorki

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ipoddin said:
Shipping is always faster than you think. There is practically no need to pay for expedited shipping (at least for the US, don't know about rest of the world).
In the rest of the world, it is needed, but not offered! Seriously, it takes nearly two weeks to get something in Europe if it has to be shipped from China.

David
 

Josias

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In the rest of the world, it is needed, but not offered! Seriously, it takes nearly two weeks to get something in Europe if it has to be shipped from China.

David
I got my Bluetooth Mighty Mouse in 6 days, and my MacBook sleeve in 3 days.:confused:
 

wchong

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Josias said:
I got my Bluetooth Mighty Mouse in 6 days, and my MacBook sleeve in 3 days.:confused:

crap i just found out that i'm leaving town this thursday without being able to see my new iMac. crap. i guess i'm celebrating sunday when i get back