Should I sell my Gaming PC and get an iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by stevebxp, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. stevebxp macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2014
    Hello Guys!

    I have this Setup now in my Gaming PC

    CPU: i7-4790K 4.0 GHz with an Corsair H100i Watercooler
    GPU: Zotac GTX 770
    Mainboard: Asus ROG Maximus VII Ranger
    Ram: Kingston HyperX Blu. 8GB (2x4GB)
    PSU: be Quiet! 430W
    Samsung EVO 250 GB
    1TB WD HDD
    Corsair 750D Case

    I played BF4 and other newer games on this rig but i just don't play them anymore because i lost pretty much all interest in it. So i thought about getting an 27" iMac with an GTX 775M (because i still play WoW) and im really into webdesigning. what do you guys think ? should i get an imac or should i stay with my pc?
  2. shaunp macrumors 68000

    Nov 5, 2010
    If you mainly need it for Web work and do very little gaming then it would make sense to sell it and get an iMac. However do bear in mind that you won't get that much back from selling your PC and is the extra you would have to spend on the iMac work it?

    You'll have to work out if the extra investment in hardware is worth it to you.
  3. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    Why an iMac? I mean, if you want to free up some space on your desk and have a more power-efficient computer, then sure, that might make sense. But its not like the iMac is any better at web design/programming and also if you are used to gaming at your computer, the iMac would be a massive step back. An exchange would leave you with a significantly slower machine and its not like you will be getting an financial advantage out of it.
  4. UniDoubleU macrumors regular


    Aug 14, 2014
    Yep, your PC's pretty new. Hell, you've got the same CPU as the top of the line iMac 5K. All nice and recent hardware. You can get into web design with a PC no probs.

    So now you're bored of a few games. What if you want to play more games? Steam's got a holiday sale right now so head other there and grab something that interests you. There's years left in your PC's gaming career. Go have fun with it.

    Tell you a story, when I got into Macs at around 2009, I had a beast gaming rig. Q6600 OC with GTX 260s in SLI. Then I got a C2D MacBook Aluminum Unibody, it's still with me. Priorities changes in life I guess. I had to do photography and creating publications for work and software side were very strong on OSX then. That doesn't change the fact that compared to the PC the MacBook was way underpowered. I missed PC gaming quite a bit and just got back to playing loads of games I've missed in the mean time.

    How about waiting to get a rMBP or iMac 5K in a couple of generations? By then you'll know if you really want to ditch the PC. Better to have both of course, or all three! I now have rMBP, and iMac 5K (funny I've got several first generation Apple products, will pass on Apple Watch though) and planning to build a Gaming PC when 4K and VR is more accessible. For now the combination of the two satisfy my needs.

    So yes, my opinion. Get a Mac. Keep the PC. :cool:
  5. RUQRU macrumors regular


    Apr 14, 2011
    Mac Addict!
    I did that. The way to get more money is NOT to sell you PC, just take it apart and repackage the parts in their original boxes and sell the individual components as USED on eBay. I got about 1/3 of my costs back on a 3 year old i7 machine. Not too bad.

    But, I had all the original boxes and packing material. Many of the parts when repackaged looked new so the buyers had a great deal.
  6. AlecZ macrumors 65816


    Sep 11, 2014
    Berkeley, CA
    Your PC has all new parts and is going to be a lot faster than a comparably-priced iMac. I would just install OS X Mavericks on the gaming PC, keep it until it gets old enough for retirement, then buy a Mac. It's hard to sell a PC without incurring heavy losses unless it's an Apple computer.
  7. inhalexhale1 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 17, 2011
    Ridgewood, NJ
    Even for WoW, and since you could always become interested again in gaming, I would not get the 775 to game on a 1440p display. Definitely grab the 780m. Refurbished would be a great option. Check my sig to see how the 780m does in WoW (follow the youtube link at the top of the page).
  8. Yebubbleman macrumors 68030


    May 20, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    With a PC Desktop, you get expandability and upgradability the likes of which you never can get with a Mac Desktop. I'd keep your current rig and get a 13" (Retina) MacBook Pro or a low-end 15". That way you literally get the best of both worlds.


    Not to mention, you will not likely find an iMac that is as powerful and capable as that PC desktop.
  9. stevebxp thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2014
    First of all, sorry for my late reply!

    I think I keep my pc for now and get an MBP 15" !
    I have already installed Yosemite on my second HDD but it refuses to run well :(
    but thank you very much for your opinions and replies! :cool:
  10. shaunp macrumors 68000

    Nov 5, 2010
    That's one way of doing it. I decided to keep the PC and turn it into a glorified xbox and us a Mac as my main desktop, but I appreciate that's a more expensive way of doing things.

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