Macbook Pro gaming?

Would my Macbook Pro G1 run total war games and newer games if run on bootcamp? or I am out luck and build a new pc?
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  1. A decent AMD gaming rig costs $720 (Incl OS) . . . You can go cheaper, but *I* would not.

    I think PS3 and X-Box run around $300 ...

    Hope you already have a decent HDTV, tho.

    = Alvin =
  2. Alvin Smith said:
    A decent AMD gaming rig costs $720 (Incl OS) . . . You can go cheaper, but *I* would not.

    I think PS3 and X-Box run around $300 ...

    Hope you already have a decent HDTV, tho.

    = Alvin =

    So would my Macbook pro not work or could it suffice?
  3. It won't be likely to work. Macbooks use extremely old technology, which wasn't very good back then either. Macs are not gaming platforms. If you want to game, get yourself a real computer.
  4. MadAdmiral said:
    It won't be likely to work. Macbooks use extremely old technology, which wasn't very good back then either. Macs are not gaming platforms. If you want to game, get yourself a real computer.

    Well said. +1.

    A pretty decent gaming C can be built for ~$700-750.
  5. Shadow703793 said:
    Well said. +1.

    A pretty decent gaming C can be built for ~$700-750.


    what would you recommend
  6. CPU: X3 425 $70
    Mobo: Gigabyte GA-770TA-UD3 $85 after rebate
    RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $120
    GPU: HD 5770 $150
    HDD: Seagate 7200.12 500 GB $55
    Case/PSU: Antec 300 Illusion and Earthwatts 430W $115
    Optical: Cheap SATA DVD burner $20
    HSF (if overclocking): Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus $35

    Total: $650
  7. ^Yup. More or less what I would recommend.

    If you want CrossFire support (mainly for the future), get this board: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128427

    @MadAdmiral: Your links get re-directed to this thread?


    edit: WTF? My links also get redirected back to this thread?!?!?!.
    This is the board: GIGABYTE GA-790XT-USB3 AM3 AMD 790X USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
    Do a Google search to find it on Newegg.
  8. Shadow703793 said:
    @MadAdmiral: Your links get re-directed to this thread?


    edit: WTF? My links also get redirected back to this thread?!?!?!.


    I've noticed it too, but it only happens when you try to open links in new tabs. I'm not sure if its firefox or toms.
  9. It works fine if you just click them.

    Also, if you want Crossfire, you'll need a bigger PSU, something more along the lines of the Antec 650W for $80.
  10. And you will prolly want an OEM copy of Win7 Home Premium

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754

    Is there anything cheaper that would do good? ... Are you a student ??

    = Al =
  11. ^ Good point. You'll need an OS lol.
  12. pepperman said:
    I've noticed it too, but it only happens when you try to open links in new tabs. I'm not sure if its firefox or toms.

    Yup. Only happens in toms. Happens with Chrome also, along with FF 3.7a4.
  13. MadAdmiral said:
    Also, if you want Crossfire, you'll need a bigger PSU, something more along the lines of the Antec 650W for $80.

    Agreed.
  14. Hi,

    Yes, I see the problem. I will report this ASAP.

    Thanks for letting us know!
    Justin
  15. Alvin Smith said:
    And you will prolly want an OEM copy of Win7 Home Premium

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754

    Is there anything cheaper that would do good? ... Are you a student ??

    = Al =


    yes I am
  16. Then go to Win741.com and get yourself a copy of Windows 7 Home for $65.
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