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  1. Shivetya macrumors 65816

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    suggestions?

    Figuring on a new Mini, I need a machine with Windows full time but don't want to have yet another iMac on my desk. Perhaps it would be better to buy a small Dell or the like? Needs a decent vid card so I don't feel the need to flip my Mac when I want to try a few Windows based games (mostly Civ5 and Elemental at this point)
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    If you want a decent GPU, build yourself a small PC, Mini-ITX for example. Can be had for ~700$ and it's better than any Mac other than Mac Pro.
     
  3. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    i would not consider a mini as a ideal testplattform for games not even the newest mini in top spec
    you need something where you can upgrade the graphics card ,the ram and with a really high performance processor ,a quad or better eight core, a sli grpaphics card with 1 gb graphics ram , as much ram as possible too,
    you need a gaming rig to be precise , otherwise you will only find that you cannot play with all features at highest settings , and thats the whole point of testing a game otherwise you could just buy a netbook as they can handle most games with settings as low as it gets :rolleyes:
    really ,you cant really test a game if you have to disable or lower most settings and you need to get as many fps as possible , so you simply need a high spec graphics card and that requires a fast plattform
    ..a macpro might just do but only ....just
     

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