So many new powerful CPUs are coming out this summer

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by hajime, Aug 9, 2017.

  1. hajime macrumors 603

    Jul 23, 2007
    As so many new and powerful CPUs are coming this summer, I wonder if I better spend the money to build a powerful desktop vs. buying a MacBook Pro.
  2. Bart Kela Suspended

    Bart Kela

    Oct 12, 2016
    No one can provide a focused, relevant response until you specify your usage case, something you unhelpfully neglected.

    One thing for sure, a desktop isn't going to be portable, so you are sort of comparing apples and oranges (sorry about the pun).

    Anyhow, it really depends on what you plan to do with the new computer. Games, editing video, typing school notes, coding, working on spreadsheets?

    That leads to the next question: what shortcomings does your current equipment (which you did not bother to mention) have?

    Anyhow, good luck with your purchase decision.
  3. Mhaddy macrumors 6502


    Oct 26, 2005
    With so many use cases floating around, has anyone created a utility that will mine that data and offer suggestions based on past recommedations from trusted members of the Mac Rumours community?
  4. ZapNZs macrumors 68020


    Jan 23, 2017
    Now definitely is an exciting time for CPUs and the next year is going to be even more interesting!

    I say build the desktop. I'm not even sure what the usage is, but just build a badass desktop and call it a day. YOLO.

    We'd have to wait until this summer to have the processing power to do it :p
  5. hajime thread starter macrumors 603

    Jul 23, 2007

    I am not even 80% in love with the current MacbookPro. Probably will be happier spending the same amount of money on a badass desktop and make it a powerful hackintosh.

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