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Old 04-30-2006, 08:34 PM   #11 (permalink)
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mac = lame

laptops are sweet but not for a main comp unless you have mega $$, i'm writing from a laptop right now, nothing like lazin in bed with you laptop :drool:

But seriously if you're talking gaming then you want a custom desktop Windows setup fullstop.
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mac = lame
If that doesn't take the cake for today's "Wow, I have NO IDEA what I'm talking about!" award.

If you're gonna make a comment like that, please make sure that it is informed and well supported.

Anyways, if you are serious about multimedia, then I very highly recommend the Mac, especially the iMac and MacBookPro.
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Oh yeah, a real good reason not to buy a Mac. Let me remind you that the universe is finite.

(Plus that model hasn't existed for years, and some of the stuff they have now is much nicer, inside and out.)
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Old 04-30-2006, 10:19 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Macs are extremely underrated.

Anyway, I would search around Dell.com or look for their ad flyers in their page.

you can get a very decent computer $500-1000 to do the stuff you want to do.
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I don't have a distinct budget, but I'd like to stay under 2k.
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Any computer above $700 you'd be better off having built custom. At those prices you get more bang for your buck if it is custom built as opposed to dell/Hp/Gateway. Anything under $700 Pre built is probably better because they buy in bulk they get parts way cheaper and pass the savings on to the consumer. But those systems usually dont have a very long life.
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Pre-built systems ARE cheaper. But they really lack upgradability. And parts are usually much lower-quality than you'd like them to be.
You're absolutely better off building one yourself, or getting someone to build one for you.
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I would say get an intel mac, and then load boot camp. This will allow you to natively run both OSX and Windows XP, making your computer ultra versatile.
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