So glad that I didn't buy another iMac.

tokyodan

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Got rid of my late-2009 iMac last October and almost bought a new one. But because iMacs can not be upgraded I went with a Kickass HP. It got a 6GB GeForce 980ti. Now I am really glad that I got it because when the time comes that my 980ti can't run a game I want with all graphics options maxed out, I'll be able to install this (or whatever is cutting edge at that time):
http://www.pcgamer.com/nvidia-gtx-1...m_source=facebook&utm_campaign=buffer_pcgamer
 

tokyodan

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I just wish Apple made a modern version of the Apple II...completely upgradeable and expandable. I don't hate Apples. It's the direction that Apple has been moving in over the last few years is what I dislike.
 

antonis

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Kind of bad timing to get a high-end gpu though. nVidia presented their new generation GPUs yesterday and they will be available during mid summer. If you'd waited a couple of months, you could get twice the speed for the same money, or a current generation gpu discounted.

Of course 980 ti will last for a decent time, though.
 

tokyodan

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Kind of bad timing to get a high-end gpu though. nVidia presented their new generation GPUs yesterday and they will be available during mid summer. If you'd waited a couple of months, you could get twice the speed for the same money, or a current generation gpu discounted.

Of course 980 ti will last for a decent time, though.
Yeah. But it is completely as I expected. That's why I got a 6GB one. But It wasn't even top of the line 6 months ago when I got it. I think Titans were 12GB. But the one I got was a package deal from HP here in Japan and it was already heavily discounted.
 

Steeley

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That 980 will keep you going with games for a while!

I love my MBP with OS X and wouldn't trade it for anything so I built a PC and put it in a HTPC case under my telly and I use Steam in home streaming to play the games on my laptop connected to an external monitor. It's pretty awesome.

You could have done the same thing if you still wanted to use OS X or wanted to keep the iMac for its screen.
 

PJivan

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Yeah. But it is completely as I expected. That's why I got a 6GB one. But It wasn't even top of the line 6 months ago when I got it. I think Titans were 12GB. But the one I got was a package deal from HP here in Japan and it was already heavily discounted.
RAM is not the bottleneck unless you have less then 4GB, for instance The division in 4k takes 3.2-3.9GB of ram, it's more about the chipset
 

sproggy4830

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congratulations all on the positivity of replies ,
is it called "mores law" where computers get twice as powerful and half the cost every 24 months, there's never a "right" time to buy one really is there.
its just nice to buy something you want and enjoy whilst you can - enjoy tokyodan
 
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Lankyman

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Congrats on selecting what you thought was the best computer for your needs.

Computers are tools, you find the best one that works for you, and not because of a logo on the back of it.
I'm not sure that's quite true of some people, in fact a hell of a lot of people. Many don't buy Apple products just because they work, they buy them exclusively for the Apple Logo and what they think it says about them as people.

I know what it says about them, however, I can't really put that into print on a forum such as this.:oops:
 

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in fact a hell of a lot of people
I never said many people did, all I was saying that computers are tools and its best to find the best one that fits the need, and not the logo. I know a lot of people buy based on the logo.
 

Lankyman

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I never said many people did, all I was saying that computers are tools and its best to find the best one that fits the need, and not the logo. I know a lot of people buy based on the logo.
No I know you didn't - I did!
 

PJivan

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No I know you didn't - I did!
This thread is getting better and better, not only we know what Lankyman bought, but also what he think that a hell of a lot of people think! And for some weird reason i feel the next step is a link to his ebay pc shop or something.

Seriously mate....who cares what you bought and who cares what you think that people think.... I don't ask why people buy stuff for...I'm lucky enough I know what I want and I don't feel the urge to have random dudes on the internet sharing my opinion... here you go, you just wasted 3 minutes of my life time, happy now?
 

Lankyman

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This thread is getting better and better, not only we know what Lankyman bought, but also what he think that a hell of a lot of people think! And for some weird reason i feel the next step is a link to his ebay pc shop or something.

Seriously mate....who cares what you bought and who cares what you think that people think.... I don't ask why people buy stuff for...I'm lucky enough I know what I want and I don't feel the urge to have random dudes on the internet sharing my opinion... here you go, you just wasted 3 minutes of my life time, happy now?
Well you must care as you came onto the forum to share your views - thank you. BTW it took me longer than 3 minutes to decipher your grammar. :D
 

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Got rid of my late-2009 iMac last October and almost bought a new one. But because iMacs can not be upgraded I went with a Kickass HP. It got a 6GB GeForce 980ti. Now I am really glad that I got it because when the time comes that my 980ti can't run a game I want with all graphics options maxed out, I'll be able to install this (or whatever is cutting edge at that time):
http://www.pcgamer.com/nvidia-gtx-1...m_source=facebook&utm_campaign=buffer_pcgamer
If I could give you a gold star I would.
 
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varian55zx

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Got rid of my late-2009 iMac last October and almost bought a new one. But because iMacs can not be upgraded I went with a Kickass HP. It got a 6GB GeForce 980ti. Now I am really glad that I got it because when the time comes that my 980ti can't run a game I want with all graphics options maxed out, I'll be able to install this (or whatever is cutting edge at that time):
http://www.pcgamer.com/nvidia-gtx-1...m_source=facebook&utm_campaign=buffer_pcgamer
Being a gamer, you probably did make the right decision.

If I gamed on my PC I would probably buy a whole new computer for it, and just use my Macs for the actual computer tasks.

I think it would be hard to argue that Macs are simply not gaming computers. What they offer is (way) better looks and design, an OS that offers an incredible user experience, and if you buy the right one, more than enough performance to handle whatever (non-gaming) tasks you throw at it.

There are the Mac users who simply couldn't imagine using anything besides OS X, and there are the ones who like OS X, and may even prefer it, but can still see themselves using Windows as their primary operating system instead.

If you don't strongly prefer OS X in every facet, there is easily an argument for you or anyone else to go PC.

You get way more performance for your money. Like, incredibly more.
 

hamilto

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I sold my iMac 5k and have a powerful gaming pc. It's great. But I did like the iMac for productivity no questions there. I just wish they would use good parts in the iMac like nvidia 1080. Jesus is it that hard?
 

joema2

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...I just wish they would use good parts in the iMac like nvidia 1080. Jesus is it that hard?
The GTX-1080 is not even available yet. It pulls at least 180 watts -- more than the entire iMac. You cannot put a card like that in the current iMac or even a thicker iMac. You'd have to bolt something on the back and it would be loud and grotesque looking.

Fortunately MSI has already made such a machine which helps visualize what an iMac would look like with a full-size desktop GPU: http://media.bestofmicro.com/2/X/549609/gallery/Gaming-27XT_05_w_600.png
 
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Inflammatory title and post. Thinly veiled attempt to start an argument.

Glad you like your computer. I'm going to go post a thread in the HP forums: "So glad I bought another kickass iMac instead of an HP!"
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Many don't buy Apple products just because they work, they buy them exclusively for the Apple Logo and what they think it says about them as people.
The number of people that do this is VASTLY overestimated. Back when Apple products were in the minority, haters used to say that fanboys used to buy based upon the logo alone. Now that everybody and their mother has iPhones and iPads, what's the rationalization now? It makes no sense, and this silly notion should be abandoned.
 

Lankyman

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Inflammatory title and post. Thinly veiled attempt to start an argument.

Glad you like your computer. I'm going to go post a thread in the HP forums: "So glad I bought another kickass iMac instead of an HP!"
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The number of people that do this is VASTLY overestimated. Back when Apple products were in the minority, haters used to say that fanboys used to buy based upon the logo alone. Now that everybody and their mother has iPhones and iPads, what's the rationalization now? It makes no sense, and this silly notion should be abandoned.
My youngest daughter bought an iPhone because every single one of her close circle of friends bought them - she freely admits this and so did most of her friends when I asked them why they bought an iPhone - reason, peer pressure. Anecdotal I know but if you scale that up then this must have an effect.

What's your source for saying this doesn't happen and doesn't have an impact?

I would simply have said in your post to the HP guy that you bought an iMac - the reference to kickass had me looking on the Apple website as I thought a new iMac had been released that could finally 'kickass'. :rolleyes:

BTW - daughter wasn't happy with her iPhone and now has the S7 Edge which she loves.
 

colodane

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My youngest daughter bought an iPhone because every single one of her close circle of friends bought them - she freely admits this and so did most of her friends when I asked them why they bought an iPhone - reason, peer pressure. Anecdotal I know but if you scale that up then this must have an effect.
Buying a similar product as your friends/co-workers/family is not necessarily peer pressure. More often than not, it is practicality. Two big benefits: Using apps that are common to the ecosystem (iMessage, content sharing, etc.) and being able to help and support each other with issues & problems with apps and the OS.

On a very small scale, my wife and I are an example of this. We have very different tastes and make purchase decisions that are vastly different in just about every arena except for computers. But we both use Apple products so that our technology life is as uncomplicated as possible.
 

Lankyman

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The point I make is that society today is obsessed by labels whether that be sports trainers, phones, clothes etc. etc. The ones that are seen as 'cool' are the ones that get the most sales - irrespective of quality. In fact a number of surveys have concluded that some of the 'really cool' and 'really expensive' labels aren't always either the best quality or the best value for money.

I don't claim Apple are one of those brands but I do say that 'successful branding' has more to do with sales success than a knowledgable public.
 

s15119

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Inflammatory title and post. Thinly veiled attempt to start an argument.

Hmmm, doesn't seem that way to me. The fact is there is a big hole in the Mac lineup. There is no Macintosh, any long that is upgradeable. It didn't feel to me like it was slamming Macs or trying to start an argument. Just highlighting an important point about the Mac offerings. As a Mac user it doesn't bother me to know that people are finding valuable options when there are no Macs that fit a particular need.
 
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