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July 23, 2013 11:00:07 AM

Hello fellow forum members! Recently, I have been wondering about something...

Around January of this year, I plan on getting a Mac mini (top processor) and upgrading the RAM on it to 16gb...

But I helped a friend build a PC recently, and it was so much fun! I want to build another PC, but I want to start working with OSX and coding on OSX...
But I am an avid upcoming gamer (LOVE PlanetSide2)....

If I load up a Mac mini now (16gb RAM, and 2.6ghz i7 processor) and I get Parallels, do you think that I would be able to play PlanetSide 2 and other games like it comfortably (on mid-high to high settings)?

So...

Should I build a PC like this for gaming purposes and learn code on an 11" MacBook Air?
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1jKo7

Or should I just get the Mini with Parallels and a MacBook Air?


BTW, the list is missing a hard drive and an optical drive because I currently have a Windows PC. I would just move the hard-drive into the new build along with the optical...

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July 24, 2013 11:01:58 PM

Um, why not build a PC and learn to code on a PC?
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July 25, 2013 5:27:58 AM

bogo663 said:
Um, why not build a PC and learn to code on a PC?


I'd rather learn on a Mac... OSX (I hear) is much better for that (plus music and video editing which I plan to dabble in)...

I just want whichever one is more stable... But I also want Windows gaming (Hence the want for Parallels).


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