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#26
Don't forget that besides an IPS monitor you'll get an excellent radiator in Winter ...

I think a customized pc can be much better than an iMac for same price.

:rolleyes:
 
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#27
What is different that makes the Mac version of photoshop better? im not sure i understand why or how this could be.
Nonsense. The only place they lag is graphics cards.
Photoshop isn't any better on the Mac. The interface is just slightly different. It's purely a matter of preference.

Because those would not be an all-in-one unit with an IPS screen like the current iMacs.
Theya re not 2x the price if you buy the base model/ Compare a base model Mac Pro, iMac or Mini to OEM PCs with the same power, formfactor and features, and the prices are within a few $ of each other.

Spread the FUD elsewhere guys.


Exactly. The IPS panel makes a huge difference. Go price a 27" 2560x1440 IPS screen, then come back and say a 27" iMac is overpriced.


@bettz - it's up to you. You'll have a much nicer screen and a smaller formfactor, but it will be slightly slower. It's more a crossgrade than anything.
Where did you hear this garbage at?
Yeah, even me, the resident Mac defender, isn't sure where that one came from. lol.
One of my friend prefer using photoshop on a mac just because its somehow run faster,better user interface and because mac uses IPS panel like most people said now the image colour would generate a lot better than standard if that even makes sense. I may be talking clap trap but i am only based this from a friend who used to have a gaming pc and now is a mac user.
 
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In the past, Fonts, Colors and anything related to real design and printworks was better on an Apple and that's why nearly ALL designers used it. If nowadays there is still a gap, I don't know.
 

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#29
Don't forget that besides an IPS monitor you'll get an excellent radiator in Winter ...

I think a customized pc can be much better than an iMac for same price.


:rolleyes:
Sure you can, but that's irrelevant. Wrong formfactor. He already expressed interest in no longer having a tower. Why would he build a tower himself?

That's like saying that you can get a lot more for your money building your own tower as compared to buying a laptop. Of course you can, but it completely defeats the purpose of buying that formfactor.

One of my friend prefer using photoshop on a mac just because its somehow run faster,better user interface and because mac uses IPS panel like most people said now the image colour would generate a lot better than standard if that even makes sense. I may be talking clap trap but i am only based this from a friend who used to have a gaming pc and now is a mac user.
You can get IPS screens for PCs as well, so that is not an advantage.

And Photoshop is not faster on Mac either.
 
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I dunno i mean unless you want a Mac badly or its sandybridge i5 i wouldn't bother with the decrease in speed.
Guys, the i5 2500 (and some of the slower ones) beat ANY Nehalem i7.
 
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Guys, the i5 2500 (and some of the slower ones) beat ANY Nehalem i7.
Not at stock clocks, and not in multithreaded apps, like video work.
 

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#32
try hackintosh?

then no need to do anything
 

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#33
"However I agree Mac towers ain't bad if all you do are OEM's. Good price for what you get. But if you can build your own rig then Macs are a waste of money and over priced.......but how many people can do this?"

If people only knew how simple it is to put a computer together. It's easier than putting that shit from Ikea together.

I don't know why they don't teach this shit in high school. Only take a day or two.
 

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#34
It's easier than putting that shit from Ikea together.
If youre male and you cant put together a flatpacked wardrobe or god forbid a Computer desk from IKEA, then you sir fail at life.

No boy becomes a real man until they have built flatpacked home furniture from the ground up. they are the building blocks of life.


If women cant build it however... that doesnt matter as long as they can rustle up a mean sandwich.

Do not insult Ikea!
 

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Originally Posted by kciaccio
I never understood the fascination to spend 2x or more for a mac. I have a friend that spent 15K for a server system and she has tech support over there fixing it all the time.

The only reason it "seems more reliable" is because hackers focus more on screwing up Microsoft based stuff than apple due to who has more market share.
Theya re not 2x the price if you buy the base model/ Compare a base model Mac Pro, iMac or Mini to OEM PCs with the same power, formfactor and features, and the prices are within a few $ of each other.

Recertified: Apple Mac Pro MA970LL/A-R Desktop PC ...

I built a much more powerful computer than this for less than $500.

That is what I am talking about.
 
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My PC at home is more powerful than a Mac Pro in many respects (especially the GPU) yet it cost about a quarter of the lowest-spec model from Apple.
 

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My intention was not to insult Akea. It was just an example. It us easier to build a computer than put a computer desk together from Walmart. Is this better. Lol
 
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#38
I will. IKEA makes nothing but trash.
 
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I still think if it has a sandybridge in it the way to go is to use bootcamp. Especially if there will be negligible difference in cost.
Dont diss Ikea the billy bookcases are decent.
 
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#40
The OP said that the iMac has a Radeon HD 4850, so I think it's safe to say that it has a first generation Core i5 processor. Maybe he's buying an older generation to save some money.


Hi all well the times come to sell my pc currently its a i7 920 2.6ghz 6gb DDR3 Ram.Im getting a 27" i5 2.6ghz 4gb ddr3 Ram i will upgrade this to 6gb when ive got some more cash.Is there going to be a massive speed difference?They've both got a 4850 gpu
 
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Ok so here's what I've been offered a new iMac i5 27" 4gb ram

4gb Ram

1tb hard drive*

AMD Radeon HD 6770M graphics processor with 512MB of GDDR5 memory

Two Thunderbolt ports

Full years AppleCare for £1,050. So tempted.

Having trouble selling my pc build for £500 do you think it's overpriced??


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The Apple yes. Your PC not.
 
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#44
Originally Posted by kciaccio
I never understood the fascination to spend 2x or more for a mac. I have a friend that spent 15K for a server system and she has tech support over there fixing it all the time.

The only reason it "seems more reliable" is because hackers focus more on screwing up Microsoft based stuff than apple due to who has more market share.
Theya re not 2x the price if you buy the base model/ Compare a base model Mac Pro, iMac or Mini to OEM PCs with the same power, formfactor and features, and the prices are within a few $ of each other.

Recertified: Apple Mac Pro MA970LL/A-R Desktop PC ...

I built a much more powerful computer than this for less than $500.

That is what I am talking about.
That server is a total piece of junk. It doesn't list the actual Xeon model #'s but I purchase brand new supermicro servers with Xeon X5670's, 8GB RAM, dual 500GB WD Blacks, IPMI, etc, etc, rails included, etc, for a lot less than that.
 
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You do realize you have one of the best motherboards to run Hackingtosh on? Get a small case, and buy a nice IPS 2560x1600/1440 Monitor. Problem solved.

LIAN LI PC-A05NA Silver Aluminum ATX Mini Tower Co... - Mac color!
 
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Agreed with above. Put that dingle on your USB header and install the mac os and bingo.
 
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Memory 3x2GB Mushkin Redlines 1600Mhz 6-8-6-24 1T
Video Card(s) Evga GTX 580
Storage Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB, 2xSeagate 320GB RAID0; 2xSeagate 3TB; 2xSamsung 2TB; Samsung 1.5TB
Display(s) HP LP2475w 24" 1920x1200 IPS
Case Technofront Bench Station
Audio Device(s) Auzentech X-Fi Forte into Onkyo SR606 and Polk TSi200's + RM6750
Power Supply ENERMAX Galaxy EVO EGX1250EWT 1250W
Software Win7 Ultimate N x64, OSX 10.8.4
#49
Originally Posted by kciaccio
I never understood the fascination to spend 2x or more for a mac. I have a friend that spent 15K for a server system and she has tech support over there fixing it all the time.

The only reason it "seems more reliable" is because hackers focus more on screwing up Microsoft based stuff than apple due to who has more market share.
Theya re not 2x the price if you buy the base model/ Compare a base model Mac Pro, iMac or Mini to OEM PCs with the same power, formfactor and features, and the prices are within a few $ of each other.

Recertified: Apple Mac Pro MA970LL/A-R Desktop PC ...

I built a much more powerful computer than this for less than $500.

That is what I am talking about.
First off, no you didn't. Did you miss the fact that that Mac Pro has 2 quad core cpus? Second, why are you looking at 775 based Macs? Compare new hardware. Recertified and old hardware always have weird prices. Third, your computer does not have Xeon cpus and a Workstation/Server mobo. How about at least sticking with the same class of hardware? ;)

The Apple yes. Your PC not.
The cheapest 27" IPS monitor is $1000 alone.


And you people want to talk about ripoffs? The E-Fix that you buy and put on your USB header is a total ripoff. You can do everything it does for completely free, if you just do a little research.
 
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#50
Just to update you all (I know this isn't going to be v popular) I've ordered a
27-inch:
2.7GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5
2560 x 1440 resolution
4GB (two 2GB) memory
1TB hard drive1
AMD Radeon HD 6770M with 512MB