Time to crucify Me, blame miniMac

Dont Hurt Me

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Well i just did the unthinkable, i ordered a 1.42 mini. Please I take back everything i posted earlier for the past few months. :rolleyes: After thinking of cost and the fact i have a great monitor NEC1760NX I decided to sell this gaming rig with windblows Alienware AuroraAMD3500 6800GT 1 gig mem in the interest of economy. Fact is mini is a bargain. No more Norton :D Decided i played those games i wanted to play and want my Mac back. Ill just make due with video at lower settings maybe get rid of another bill :) Not even going to wait for Tiger. Shocking you might say. :D
 

jsw

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*** passes out, falls loudly to floor ***

*** regains consciousness for a second, mumbles "welcome back!" ***

*** slumps back, comatose ***
 

jsw

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Dont Hurt Me said:
I forgot to add i guess the best way to unload this Alienware is through Ebay?
I think that, especially if you put it in a big black Hefty, the garbage men will take it. ;)

You might want to see if anyone here wants one, but then I guess eBay is your best bet.
 

Fredstar

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OH no How are you going to play doom 3 that you seem to be constantly b*tching about all of the mac computers that are bad for gaming and come with a crappy 64mb 5200 and now you go buy a Mini with 32mb radeon...;)
I think you may well be posting in a few days time after getting the mini and complain about the gaming performance.
 

jsw

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Fredstar said:
OH no How are you going to play doom 3 that you seem to be constantly b*tching about all of the mac computers that are bad for gaming and come with a crappy 64mb 5200 and now you go buy a Mini with 32mb radeon...;)
I think you may well be posting in a few days time after getting the mini and complain about the gaming performance.
Hey, now, let's not drive him off before he even opens the box.
 

jsw

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Dont Hurt Me said:
I configured this thing at the site and it sells new for about $2200 bucks and i have a few games like HL2,Doom3,IL2.
I wish I knew of good PC forums to post it on, but I don't. Craigslist, maybe?
 

Fredstar

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This guy ALWAYS turns a mac debate into a gaming debate and complains about how bad macs are for gaming and how bad the graphics card and how the mini should have a better card and how the imac should have a better gfx and it annoys me everytime. From my impression he is a computer gaming lover (Doom 3 lover) and this move seems v strange.
I mean a 6800 GT to a Radeon 32mb with much less games?!
 

Lord Blackadder

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An Alienware swapped for a Mac Mini... :eek:

Well, if you can have a change of heart, I'll hold out hope for some of the others that are always bashing in the gaming forum then!
 

Dont Hurt Me

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Thanks for the tip, i have about 3- 4 weeks so says the rep so plenty of time to get a little more HL2 in ;) Got remind a few that this will be#3 Mac in this home but i was down to 2 for awhile ;)
We got one of those ebay stores down the road so i guess i may start there.

When thinking about it was the gaming worth the extra $1500 bucks?? Nope and may get a xbox to help in this dept later if needed but Apple has giving me the consumer a very viable and cost effective solution to stinking windows. Windows is Ok i guess but after OSX it kind of rots. Guess ill have to renew that MacAddict subscription. :cool:
 

jsw

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Fredstar said:
This guy ALWAYS turns a mac debate into a gaming debate and complains about how bad macs are for gaming and how bad the graphics card and how the mini should have a better card and how the imac should have a better gfx and it annoys me everytime. From my impression he is a computer gaming lover (Doom 3 lover) and this move seems v strange.
I mean a 6800 GT to a Radeon 32mb with much less games?!
Perhaps he realized that a mini+xBox/PS2 combo is a lot nicer and less "dangerous" than anything Windows connected to the internet - and just as fun. And less than half as expensive.

Edit: posted before I saw the possible Xbox purchase mentioned above. Good idea!
 

Dont Hurt Me

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jsw said:
Perhaps he realized that a mini+xBox/PS2 combo is a lot nicer and less "dangerous" than anything Windows connected to the internet - and just as fun. And less than half as expensive.

Edit: posted before I saw the possible Xbox purchase mentioned above. Good idea!
Hit the nail on the head and if you look at the economics of it a heck of alot cheaper but i got my Doom3,Halflife2 In and in the end its still XP.
 

ExoticFish

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you could also build a cheap gaming rig so you don't have to get rid of all your windows games you like to play. just don't get a $600 video card and build the machine yourself and you'll save a lot of money and still be happy playing the games you love.
 

solvs

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I am... pleasantly surprised to say the least. I would've expected you to wait and maybe get a single G5 Tower with a video card bump. And/or maybe build your own cheapy PC just for gaming. But this... this just shocks me. :eek:

I'm awaiting your report, because if you like it, maybe I'll get one as well. My requirements are far lower than yours, and hey, I was thinking about getting an iBook anyway. But I don't really need the portability.

Steve's RDF has struck again. :cool:
 

takao

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boy what a surprise :eek:

i hope you get a lot of money out of selling it ...

i hope my pc box keeps working for a few months for hl2... i have to add a few fans first because it's getting to hot... but luckily my mini (1.42) will arrive soon as second machine....

i jsut did it completly different to you i kept away from buying pc games which run on mac for the last years and now there is a nice collection of mac games completly unknown to me ;) so there are enough for me
 

asphalt-proof

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When I got my iMac I used to fantasize about building a gaming rig, drool over some gaming laptop ad, and playing the latest and greatest PC games but once I got an XBOX I don't even look at the ads anymore. No interest whatsoever. This mini is really a paradigm shift for some. For instance, my friend is an architect and never had anything good to say about a mac mostly because it didn't have the CAD prog. he used. But when this came out he spent 20 min. on the phone with me trying to come up with a good justification for buying one (justify to his wife that is, because he just dropped $3000 on a "top of the line" Dell.). I think it shows that people WANT an alternative to Windows. They WANT to try out this whole Apple-thing. They just don't know it yet. :p
 

oingoboingo

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Dont Hurt Me said:
I forgot to add i guess the best way to unload this Alienware is through Ebay?
You could try selling it to Thatwendigo :D, although he seems to have gone MIA of late.

Ahhh...the DHM vs. Thatwendigo flamewars...those were the days.