Enlarge. and you alienware faggots too.. sooooooo would now not be a good time to say i got a new macbook yesterday? Enlarge and you alienware faggots too sooooooo would now not be a good time to say i got new macbook yesterday?
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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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User avatar #25 - iamconbon
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sooooooo would now not be a good time to say i got a new macbook yesterday?
#69 to #25 - nazidinosaur
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Don't worry. I'll just hit you over the head with my full tower case... Although that would be rather hard... Can you just uhmmmm like lay down and I tip it onto you?
User avatar #7 - nightmaren
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I don't see why all you pathetic ******* morons give such a huge **** about what computers people use. If someone wants to spend an extra 400 dollars or whatever for a computer they find more visually appealing that's their own business. I'm not sure why you losers bitch and moan about it like someone's attacking your personal beliefs.

You all sound like a bunch of ******* babies. "ohh boohoo u dont use whut i use and wat i use is betr ur a fuking idiot 4 using that stuf let me tel u y ur such an idiot and how much beter i am than u at everi aspect of existense"
No, I don't use a mac. I don't own any Apple products. I'm just tired of you retards crying about how stupid people who use macs are, and talk about them like they're ******* child murderers.
User avatar #36 to #7 - sixfivefourtwoone
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Maybe, just maybe... People make these to help others save money for more important things like bills! Why waste $400 that you didn't need to spend on your flashy PC when you can have the same exact thing, and pay some bills?!
User avatar #92 to #36 - nightmaren
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Except not. I could count on both hands the amount of times I've seen a comment going "You shouldn't get a mac, dude, they cost way more money than they're worth and I'd recommend you get a better computer for only like 60% the price". The majority of the mac-related comments on this site are "MACS ARE FOR FAGGOTS ONLY HPSTER DOUCHES USES THEM APPLE SUX PC MASTERRACE 4 LYFE".
I'm not talking about the people you're talking about. I'm talking about the butthurt elitist man-children all over this site. It's fine if you say something anti-mac, and actually offer some helpful insight to something, or you're just voicing your opinion as to why you dislike them, but over half the anti-mac posts on this site are just blind rage rants that sound like they were written by 12 year olds.
If someone came up to me and said "Hey man, I have 1200$, should I get a mac?" I'd say "No, you can get a computer that's just as good, and then still have 600$ left over." I wouldn't go "LOL U SERIOUSLLY CONSIDERED GETING A MAC? Y R WE EVEN FRIENDS LOL **** OFF YOU ******* QUEER"
User avatar #11 to #7 - banteringcat
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Found the Mac user!
#17 to #11 - nightmaren
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User avatar #19 to #17 - banteringcat
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Instead of replying with Anger, you replied with funny. You have my respect and my thumbs.
#20 to #19 - nightmaren
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**nightmaren rolls 75**
User avatar #21 to #20 - nightmaren
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One day this image will be useful again. And when it is, hopefully I'll get dubs.
#45 - tealkangaroo
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Some small computing specialist stores can pre-build your computers for you, it ends up being about 50-100 more expensive, but still, if you're not tech savy I think it's the right way to go!

I finished building mine a bit after christmas and I should be getting my new mouse and keyboard very soon! I'm very excited :P

Pic related, the computer I built (inb4 cable management, it's my first one I've built myself)
#46 to #45 - blanchardd
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Nice how much was it?
This is mine.
User avatar #49 to #46 - tealkangaroo
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that's pretty impressive, I like your LEDs :D
User avatar #51 to #49 - blanchardd
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Haha thanks I wish it had more though XD
User avatar #48 to #46 - tealkangaroo
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mine isn't a top of the range one, it was a bit between $700-$800
User avatar #50 to #48 - blanchardd
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Not a bad price you can get some good hardware for that price.
Specs?
#76 to #45 - eddymolly
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This is mine atm, I hate cable management so I just kind of left them where they were instead of tidying a bit more, I plan to sort it but i never get round to it. It cost me about £1200, I got most of it from Scan and some of the water cooling components from Ebay. I love it too much.
User avatar #79 to #76 - blanchardd
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What kind of graphics car do you have, and where the hell is your power supply?
User avatar #81 to #79 - eddymolly
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The power supply is in the bottom left, its just behind the radiator, you can make out its fan. I have a Sapphire Radion HD7870 2GB
User avatar #84 to #81 - blanchardd
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Is it sideways? Or am I just retarded?
User avatar #86 to #84 - eddymolly
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yeah, it is sideways, the fan is on the top normally. Its like that to fit it next to the radiator.
User avatar #89 to #86 - blanchardd
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Ah, that's just the first time I've seen it done that way.
User avatar #90 to #89 - eddymolly
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Its fairly common in bigger cases. That one has the space for 2 next to each other at the back, not that you'd ever really need 2.
User avatar #80 to #79 - blanchardd
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Card*
User avatar #91 to #80 - blanchardd
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Well, that's pretty nifty. Learn something new everyday.
User avatar #77 to #45 - lawzy
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finished my build on the 27th of january and it cost me exactally £500 no word of a lie
User avatar #85 to #77 - blanchardd
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Pics?
User avatar #93 to #85 - lawzy
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dont have a camera im affraid
User avatar #94 to #93 - blanchardd
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:( Specs then?
User avatar #95 to #94 - lawzy
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amd fx 4170
gigabyte ga-970a-ud3
amd hd radeon 7770
seagate baracuda 500gb
case and powerpack is some no name crap aswell as the optical drive
User avatar #96 to #95 - blanchardd
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Not bad how is the 7770?
User avatar #97 to #96 - lawzy
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its ok actually its a shame there is no vga as both my monitors have vga but 1 has dvi aswell so i had to go the round about way of using a dvi to vga for 1 screen and a hdmi to dvi for another but quality is good in my opinion. the only thing that gets on my nerves wierdly is the driver comes up with 7700 instead of 7770 but i can deal with that eventually...
User avatar #98 to #97 - blanchardd
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Ah that sucks.
#52 to #45 - nsfwanon
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I built my first PC back in January, I love it. It does everything I want it to do (every game I've tried at 30fps+ on medium-high settings), enough space, and I can upgrade it any time I want. The whole system cost me about £500, but I'm saving up for a graphics card that'll bump it up to £650. Even then it's still cheaper than most prebuilts, and the price for mine even included the monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers, etc, which is something I didn't see very often when I was looking around before I chose my parts.

Definitely building my next one. I have to say though, handling a motherboard for the first time is both exciting and terrifying. Same with a CPU.. so powerful, yet so fragile.

(excuse the poor cable management and surrounding area, my room is awful)
User avatar #55 to #52 - blanchardd
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I have to agree with the cpu/motherboard part so many things can go wrong so easily.
Mine was around $1200 dollars and I have no problem running anything on highest but I'm going to need a new heatsink because I've been hitting upwards of 70c/158f
#60 to #55 - nsfwanon
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I know haha, the amount of times I'd thought I'd broken something was astronomical. Especially because it worked on the test boot, but not when I'd plugged everything in. In the end it turned out that my case fans weren't connected properly, but it was still damn scary.


Are you running the heatsink that came with the processor? You could always invest in a new CPU cooler, I don't need one yet but I'll definitely be including one in my next build.
User avatar #78 to #60 - blanchardd
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Yeah I am I have the I5 k series so the stock heatsink is nice but not quite good enough.
I've heard the corsair h60 is pretty good and it's inexpensive so I might go with that one.
User avatar #82 to #78 - eddymolly
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It is good, but it can sometimes be a bit of a pain to mount in a rear exhaust fan socket as its a bit bigger than the fan hole, so it doesn't fit in some smaller cases.
User avatar #83 to #82 - blanchardd
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It looks like it will fit in my case but I will measure it later just to make sure.
User avatar #87 to #83 - eddymolly
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If not you could just cut it a little bit, its not that difficult to do, just a hacksaw will do it.
User avatar #88 to #87 - blanchardd
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Yeah , btw What are the specs on your system?
User avatar #29 - TheMagicBong
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So, could anyone help me out real quick?

I want to finally break free of my dad's stupid mac fanboy-ness, and now that I can afford my own computer, I don't even know where to begin looking for the best prices. Also, how difficult IS building your own pc?
User avatar #41 to #29 - scant
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It's not terribly difficult. Most components come with instruction manuals, and there are plenty of guides on Youtube and such.
User avatar #34 to #29 - unknownmercury
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www.tigerdirect.com
Building it isn't the hard part. It's finding what you want and knowing what's what. For instance, the difference between a standard drive and a solid state drive. But, putting the parts together took me about an hour, and I'd never put one together before in my life.
#44 - Airmanator
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ASUS/Corsair master race!   
   
Maybe a little bit of Gigabyte too.
ASUS/Corsair master race!

Maybe a little bit of Gigabyte too.
#40 - thegamerslife
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He's right you know.
#26 - anon id: d4c86cba
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I'd like to note that, as an owner of both a MacBook Pro 15" (2011, 2GHz QC i7, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD), Dell XPS 15 (L502X, 2011, 2.2GHz QC i7, but with 16GB RAM and 256GB SSD), I can -guarantee- you that the Pro will always get 3-6 hours of battery life, and that the XPS 15 requires the 6 cell battery (which is horrible to use because it protrudes awkwardly) to get anywhere near that. The pro bottoms out at 3 hours when I'm running a Windows + Linux VM simultaneously, and the XPS will get as low as 90 minutes of battery life when I'm running my Linux VM. I can't even get close to 6 hours with the 6 cell battery just web browsing, whereas the MBP consistently gives me even up to 7 hours of battery if all I'm doing is web browsing and programming. So the battery life on the XPS is probably "screen off, processor on" battery life.

Also, the XPS 15 cost me (new) $1,330 and the Pro cost me $1,900. The upgrades to the SSDs and RAM were the same cost, so the difference in cost was approx. $570. Yes, that's a lot, but in all honesty, my XPS just sits in my apt nowadays and acts as a server that runs Linux, because my MBP is nicer in just about every aspect. The only place the XPS definitely beat the Mac is screen resolution; 1920x1080 on 15" is so much nicer than 1680x1050. And the XPS' screen quality is better.

I'll concede that Macs are expensive as hell, but I will also say that the hardware (i.e. build quality. Not CPU speed. Dat feel when you pick the computer up.) is the best I've gotten on a laptop. The closest that I've ever found was the Samsung Series 9 ultrabooks, but those are just about as much as MacBook Airs, so it's just OS preference.

Personally, I do all my work over SSH and I don't game often, and OS X's Terminal beats the crap out of PuTTY, (and I never could get Linux to match the battery life of Windows, let alone OS X.) so OS X > Windows.

tl;dr: Image is inaccurate. Macs are nice because of reasons. Even for people that know computers. U mad?
User avatar #27 to #26 - trolljunkusa [OP]
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Pick up a thinkpad and tell me that the MBP has better quality than that
User avatar #28 to #27 - judoman
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and not one of those pussy visual-appearance-matters thinkpad either.

Real men buy the *************************** thinkpads that they use as a shield when having knife fights with bears interrupting their meal of raw meat and the tears of pansies who think Mac OSX beats "linux" as though linux is an operating system when it is just a kernel.
User avatar #71 to #28 - hebs
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im a lenovo fan as well. i personally got an ideapad because of the better specs for gaming. there not as rugged as the thinkpads but are still one of the best. i have beat the **** out of mine and it still somehow works. plus i am a technician at a local computer shop and have yet seen a lenovo in there for hardware issues. i seen hundreds of dell's and hp's though. considering that lenovo is now the 2nd most popular band out there (under hp) that just shows how great they are
User avatar #9 - akinto
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Probably not the best place to post, but I've been looking to buy a laptop, I currently have a desktop pc which is basically **** considering I've been gaming more recently and games take ages to load and have to be played on the lowest settings. The reason why I'm looking for a laptop is because I want to save space on my desk and I hate all the wires that a pc needs.

So I was wondering what you guys would recommend, mainly want to game casually on normal settings and stuff.

Yeah I'm a total noob when it comes to this stuff, especially laptops since nobody ever recommends them and immediately starts telling me pc's are better because they're customisable
#31 to #9 - illegalartist
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Dont get a ******* laptop if you like to game. Bottom line.

I can say that my $200 laptop i got on black friday runs skyrim exceptionally well (though load screens are a bitch). GTA, however, lags at every setting.
#65 to #31 - akinto
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Like I said, I'm a very casual gamer, and I know which games I want to run and I can run some of them okay on my current pc which is utter crap but it slows them down, for example I had to fiddle with the settings on Batman AC for ages before I got the combat to work smoothly.

Also, I have 2gb RAM on my current desktop pc and according to my stats when it boots up it already uses 52% of my RAM. I intend to get a laptop with at least 4gb RAM and I've seen several people gaming on their laptops and they're not really gaming laptops, just Sony Vaio's and the like.
User avatar #12 to #9 - creepystalkerman
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i use an ASUS gaming laptop, cause i dont like PCs. it runs games just fine (Starcraft 2, bioshock, both dead spaces, etc) got it off xoticpc.com since ASUS doesnt have an their own store(or whatever). it cost me 1200 for 10GB RAM, two 360GB internal harddrives, windows 7 and i forget which nvidia graphics card(it was the best one i could get). battery life leaves something to be desired but it doesnt bother me. and ASUS has a support system that pretty much means if you **** something up in a year they fix for free(though i managed to mess up my AC adapter 2 years later and they still fixed it for free). in case you are wondering mine is a ASUS G53JW
User avatar #22 to #12 - darman
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Asus makes solid systems. I absolutely adore my Asus desktop. If space is an issue you could invest in a desk with a elevated under-tray. It allows for a bulkier system and keeps it well ventilated.
User avatar #66 to #22 - akinto
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I really just hate wires lying around, which is why I want a laptop, it'd also be nice to watch movies in bed when I'm being extra lazy, so definitely want a laptop.

I'll check out ASUS laptops, I've been looking at Dell because they seemed to be the cheapest and I never really hear anyone complain about Dell tbh.
#13 to #12 - anon id: ac9692da
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Gaming laptops are ridiculously expensive for what they are. Laptops are suposed to be small for portability and focus on low consumption, you're gonna pay for that miniaturization, because graphics card generate alot of heat due to intensive processing.
And yeah, putting a new ram on a pc's is as easy as ******* plugging it where it goes, 15 minutes watching a video on youtube and you know enough.
User avatar #68 to #13 - akinto
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I don't intend to buy a gaming laptop, which are usually geared towards playing games on the highest settings and whatever, I just want a laptop that I can game on.
Don't really care about the portability apart from being able to take it anywhere around the house or on holidays. I don't really intend to carry it around to college or work.

And yeah I know how easy it is to customise a computer, it's just the damn wires everywhere that annoy me,
User avatar #15 to #13 - creepystalkerman
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compared to other brands though, i did pretty well, and the kind i got has a neat design with rear fans, its a little bulky, but i never have overheated before. my laptop in actually pretty big, 15.5 in display and full keyboard, i dont want a desktop casue i go back and forth between parents where i have a desk set up anyway. just didnt want to have to have a comptuer for one house
#37 - ShaunG
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Tech question: is it possible to install an Apple OS on non-apple produced hardware?

mfw curious on the subject.
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User avatar #70 - generaljosh
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Heh, I'm on an XPS 15 right now. It's such a nice computer. I got it two years ago for $1,100, but I can still play games like BF3 on medium settings. Only problems are that it weighs a metric **** ton, and that it runs out of batteries in about 20 minutes. Really nice as a pseudo desktop computer.