Not sure what to order

Discussion in 'iMac' started by nesl247, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. nesl247 macrumors member

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    I already have a macbook (the 2.4 / 2gb ram stock setup) that I just purchased about 20 days ago. Now I went ahead and connected it via dvi to my 22" monitor, and stacks and expose lag a bit. So I was considering selling it and getting the macbook pro.

    But I'm curious, would I be better off keeping the macbook and buying a low end imac with the 2600 card, and using that when at home.

    I got the macbook for college really, and I already have a desktop, but not a mac, and I'd kinda like to switch.

    I do like to play games, such as wow and tf2, and that's actually about it.. I'm used to playing on nvidia cards, and have the 8800GT. So is it that much worse of a setup?

    Or should I maybe save up for the 24", which I don't really care about the extra 4", I just don't know if the 2600 PRO will be able to handle games. I haven't really used ati cards in well, the only one I've ever had was in a laptop, and it was an integrated crappy card.

    Hope to hear from you guys soon, as I'm really interested in what I should do, I just can't decide.

    Thanks.
     
  2. gehrbox macrumors 65816

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    If you are going to run any Windows games get the 8800 card. Ditto if you are planning any 3d Mac games.
     
  3. iSpoody 1243 macrumors 6502

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    firstly you just got a macbook whats the point in selling it
    the macbook pro is not that much faster than the macbook
    keep the pc for playing games
    the 8800 gt in your pc is quite a bit faster than the 8800 gs in the best imac and way faster than the 8600 gt in the macbook pro
    you just got a macbook, if your not happy with it i doubt you will be happy with a macbook pro or a imac.
    well to me it seems like you have a pretty good set up as it is, a macbook ad a fast pc
    when switching to mac dont go cold turkey, best keep a pc around for 1 or 2 years till your completely sure you wanna switch
     

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