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August 4, 2010 1:09:27 PM

Why do people always say that macs are overpriced? Here is a build I planned on newegg that went with the same specs as the lowest tier 21.5" imac. Since the mac includes OS, Screen, and wireless mice/keyboard I put those in the shopping card as well.

Here is everything listed out:

CPU $124.99: Intel Core i3-540 Clarkdale 3.06GHz 4MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 73W Dual-Core Desktop Processor BX80616I3540

RAM $94.99: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBRM

Motherboard $119.99: GIGABYTE GA-P55-USB3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Video Card $84.99: HIS H467QR1GH Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

PSU $109.99: CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-650HX 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Case $154.99: Antec P183 Black Aluminum / Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

HDD $69.99: Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

DVD burner $18.99: LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

Display $179.99: ASUS VH226H Black 21.5" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen 16:9 Full HD 1080P LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR 12000 : 1) Built in Speakers

Bluetooth adapter $29.99: D-Link DBT-120 USB 2.0 Wireless USB Bluetooth Adapter

Bluetooth mouse $39.99: Interlink Electronics VP6151 Black Bluetooth Optical Rechargeable Notebook Mouse

Bluetooth Keyboard $99.99: SolidTek KB-3962B-BT Black 89 Normal Keys Bluetooth Wireless Mini Keyboard with Touch-Pad Built-in

Heatsink(apple doesn't use crappy stock heatsinks in their computers) $35.98: ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler

Operating System $99.99: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM



TOTAL: $1,261.85 for the PC vs. $1,199.00 for the MAC

This system is MORE expensive than the price apple advertises on their website. Not to mention the fact that the mac has a warranty and is an all-in-one professional grade build

Yes you could have built this computer a little bit cheaper by selecting crappier/lower end parts but I tried selecting the same quality components as apple uses in their systems.


Flame me all you want haters, you can't avoid the truth. Stop living with your blind fanboyism and wake up.

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August 4, 2010 4:23:53 PM

ehanger said:
Why do people always say that macs are overpriced? Here is a build I planned on newegg that went with the same specs as the lowest tier 21.5" imac. Since the mac includes OS, Screen, and wireless mice/keyboard I put those in the shopping card as well.

Here is everything listed out:

CPU $124.99: Intel Core i3-540 Clarkdale 3.06GHz 4MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 73W Dual-Core Desktop Processor BX80616I3540

RAM $94.99: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBRM

Motherboard $119.99: GIGABYTE GA-P55-USB3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Video Card $84.99: HIS H467QR1GH Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

PSU $109.99: CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-650HX 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Case $154.99: Antec P183 Black Aluminum / Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

HDD $69.99: Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

DVD burner $18.99: LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

Display $179.99: ASUS VH226H Black 21.5" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen 16:9 Full HD 1080P LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR 12000 : 1) Built in Speakers

Bluetooth adapter $29.99: D-Link DBT-120 USB 2.0 Wireless USB Bluetooth Adapter

Bluetooth mouse $39.99: Interlink Electronics VP6151 Black Bluetooth Optical Rechargeable Notebook Mouse

Bluetooth Keyboard $99.99: SolidTek KB-3962B-BT Black 89 Normal Keys Bluetooth Wireless Mini Keyboard with Touch-Pad Built-in

Heatsink(apple doesn't use crappy stock heatsinks in their computers) $35.98: ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler

Operating System $99.99: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM



TOTAL: $1,261.85 for the PC vs. $1,199.00 for the MAC

This system is MORE expensive than the price apple advertises on their website. Not to mention the fact that the mac has a warranty and is an all-in-one professional grade build

Yes you could have built this computer a little bit cheaper by selecting crappier/lower end parts but I tried selecting the same quality components as apple uses in their systems.


Flame me all you want haters, you can't avoid the truth. Stop living with your blind fanboyism and wake up.


couple things wrong with your "comparison."

first, apple doesn't list which brand/model RAM they use, so your choice is not a true reflection of price comparison. (I imagine apple uses the same type of crap RAM most other pc makers use)

second, like above, your choice of motherboard is random as apple doesn't say which mobo they use (probably some generic intel mobo)

third, the PSU apples uses is probably some generic POS psu, not top of the line corsair (and probably not modular like your choice)

fourth, you chose a fairly high performance SATA HDD. Like everything else I said, apple probably uses some crap 5200 RPM HDD

fifth, apple uses wireless, not necessarily bluetooth

So in conclusion, your price comparison method is just a waste of time...nice try :lol: 
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August 4, 2010 5:06:50 PM

Because apple buys all their stuff OEM, while you deliberately pick expensive components to make up the difference.
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August 4, 2010 5:21:58 PM

Lets look at the price of the parts that would go into the mac

They likely get their motherboards from foxconn, they get many products from them so the board only costs about $80

They dont need to put in an 850W PSU, since the mac is non-upgradable, and you picked and outrageous PSU for the rest of the system so you were purposely biasing that part. The imac could easily run on a 400CX so that drops $50 off the price.

You picked one of the highest end 500GB HDD available, it wasnt even out when the new Imacs got released so its definitely not in their, i would expect them to use a 500GB caviar blue that costs $55, so thats knocks off another $15

You are right that apple doesnt use crappy stock cooling in their machines, they are forced to do a custom cooling job because the airflow is so bad within their machines. Mac Pro's have to use custom Mac ram with extra large heatsinks because they cook themselves if they dont have the bigger heatsinks.

An imac has a lot in common with a laptop, small low power parts packed into a tight space, and when you buy 10k of a single part you can get it for quite a bit less.
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August 4, 2010 5:30:00 PM

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Lets look at the price of the parts that would go into the mac

They likely get their motherboards from foxconn, they get many products from them so the board only costs about $80

They dont need to put in an 850W PSU, since the mac is non-upgradable, and you picked and outrageous PSU for the rest of the system so you were purposely biasing that part. The imac could easily run on a 400CX so that drops $50 off the price.

You picked one of the highest end 500GB HDD available, it wasnt even out when the new Imacs got released so its definitely not in their, i would expect them to use a 500GB caviar blue that costs $55, so thats knocks off another $15

You are right that apple doesnt use crappy stock cooling in their machines, they are forced to do a custom cooling job because the airflow is so bad within their machines. Mac Pro's have to use custom Mac ram with extra large heatsinks because they cook themselves if they dont have the bigger heatsinks.

An imac has a lot in common with a laptop, small low power parts packed into a tight space, and when you buy 10k of a single part you can get it for quite a bit less.

beat me to it... ^this guy is entirely right^
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August 4, 2010 5:36:31 PM

ehanger said:
Why do people always say that macs are overpriced?


When I went laptop shopping a few months back I did compare Macs to PCs.

My Toshiba laptop: $1099
Closest equivalent Mac laptop (200MHz more CPU but less RAM, less disk, etc): $2499.

So yes, Macs are overpriced.
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August 4, 2010 5:44:18 PM

Mac is spending waay too much money on making their computers look good from the outside... and it's a bit hypocritical to be calling us fanboys when you buy the most expensive parts to make yourself appear correct. And don't go calling us fanboys when you're buying the most expensive parts that don't even need to be in the rig you set up...
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August 4, 2010 6:20:40 PM

^LMAO
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August 4, 2010 10:15:37 PM

Oh darn... a moderator edited my post... I guess I got a little too carried away XD
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August 4, 2010 10:33:50 PM

You configured a radeon 4670 and lowly i3 with a Corsair HX Series CMPSU-650HX? There are just so many things wrong with your comparison it's not even funny.
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August 4, 2010 10:42:08 PM

ehanger said:
with the same specs


the imac doesnt have usb 3.0, that's another 30$ for an add-in...oh wait.

I dont consider the imac (too) overpriced btw, its strong points are not to be found in the specs.
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August 4, 2010 10:51:32 PM

wow expensive case much, the antec 300 would be fine, good design, doesn't look horrible, and decent airflow

not to mention they use a very low memory 4670, that they special get (that is cheaper), speaking of which, there is a Gigabyte 1GB DDR3 4670 for $70 (instead of $85)
"ATI Radeon HD 4670 256MB GDDR3 SDRAM"

EDIT: though if you really want to talk about over priced, you can't even get a laptop with the same specs as mine as they only go up to the i7-620m (i have the i7-720QM)
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August 4, 2010 10:54:17 PM

you can only really compare it to a HP, dell , acer pre built PC, not a custom built PC......
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August 4, 2010 10:59:05 PM

iam2thecrowe said:
you can only really compare it to a HP, dell , acer pre built PC, not a custom built PC......


why not compare all of them, i find that building your own comes out better anyways (except for the extreme low end garbage computers, but even that gets close sometimes)
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August 4, 2010 11:01:21 PM

^^ no you can't, you compare it to everything available, that way you getthe widest spectrum of criticism. In this case ours :) 
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August 4, 2010 11:12:26 PM

a build using a foxconn board, non-gaming memory (generic G.Skill), the Gigabyte 4670, WD Blue 500GB, Antec 300 + Antec Earthwatts 380W, same monitor, logitech wireless keyboard mouse came to $850

thats $350 less than the base model, now if you start upgrading that base model, a DIY starts becoming a lot cheaper, not to mention if you want OSX on this machine OSx86 has a list of hardware for each revision of OSX that works and tells what patches needed to be applied (in many Intel LGA 1156 cases - none)
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August 5, 2010 1:29:17 AM

Case and PSU in comparison: $265

$90 for a decent case and PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mouse and Keyboard used: $170

No mention of Bluetooth at all, so basic wireless combo for $30: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I just shaved $315 right off the bat. Also, the stock cooling that comes with the processor would be equivalent to what's in the Imac, so I'm already $350 cheaper than the PC comparison. Also, I did an HP with the same specs as the Imac, and it's about $800.
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August 5, 2010 1:52:50 AM

C'Mon folks he said Flame him not Forum Nuke him.
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August 5, 2010 2:02:51 AM

OMG, obviously "RETAIL PERFORMANCE PARTS" are gonna be up in value.

Mac uses the cheapest junk they can get.

If you want to compare, lets compare to Dell or HP ect.... you can get the same specs in a dell for <$500.


Or how about my custom built Mac, i3, I got it overclocked to 4.0, and I got more ram, and double the HDD space, and A $23" monitor for $750. And I have dual boot, I can boot into OSX or Windows, without bootcamp.

Lets not forget the millions of available apps for PC, and the couple thousand for mac. Lets not forget about gaming, Mac is trying but there not there yet.

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August 5, 2010 2:41:48 AM

lol you pc guys are giving barebones configs but fail to recognize that APPLE DOESN'T USE CHEAPASS PARTS IN THEIR SYSTEMS. They are different than dell and hp they use premium highquality parts in their computers. They custom design their motherboards to be fully optimized for the parts they are putting in to it.

Everything in a mac just fits, and they don't use cheapass foxconn/generic brand.
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August 5, 2010 2:50:18 AM

ehanger said:
lol you pc guys are giving barebones configs but fail to recognize that APPLE DOESN'T USE CHEAPASS PARTS IN THEIR SYSTEMS. They are different than dell and hp they use premium highquality parts in their computers. They custom design their motherboards to be fully optimized for the parts they are putting in to it.

Everything in a mac just fits, and they don't use cheapass foxconn/generic brand.



Fail, you obvously have no clue. They do indeed use foxcon. And the imacs got lowend nvidia and now ati parts. They dont use the highend parts.
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August 5, 2010 2:58:24 AM

^ and for what highend you get, you pay a great premium
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August 5, 2010 2:59:02 AM

have you seen the PSU's they use for the Mac Pro's, they are horrendous in comparison to Corsair, Seasonic, or the rest of the group (usually they use about Tier 4 brands)
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August 5, 2010 3:00:14 AM

Why use high quality parts in your system when mid level parts are perfectly fine for what you can do to a mac? Why would they pay extra to get boards with good chipset cooling, high quality capacitors rated for 105C, and multiphase voltage regulators? Unless you plan to be doing overclocking these features are useless. Most of the cost of high end motherboards is the added features, if you custom design a board to give you just what you need and no more you can get it for a lot cheaper and still know it will work fine.

Apple has no reason to buy premium high quality parts that enthusiasts do, Macs are restrictive enough on what you can do to your hardware that you would never be able to encounter the limitation a cheaper board has to a more expensive one.
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August 5, 2010 3:03:13 AM

Then again, considering this is a PC forum, and 99% of the people play PC games, most of us have no need for a Mac. For what I really need to do, I can pick up a $400 HP and get by just fine.
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August 5, 2010 3:11:19 AM

runswindows95 said:
Then again, considering this is a PC forum, and 99% of the people play PC games, most of us have no need for a Mac. For what I really need to do, I can pick up a $400 HP and get by just fine.


and when you really think about it, there is no reason for Macs as any software that is mac exclusive has a windows versions that is as good if not better
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August 5, 2010 3:18:48 AM

If I get one do you want me to let you know?

Lock please?
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August 5, 2010 3:19:12 AM

word. this kid has it right. *** pc's, they always glitch, never workright, and are all around plastic pieces of ***.

Ok I have a QUESTION for all you PC fanboys out there. IF your pc's were at all hightech, THEN WHY ARE THEY SO DAMN BIG AND HAVE HUGE OPEN SPACES IN SIDE OF THEM.

This makes total cents. remember moores law? *** IS SUPPOSED TO GET SMALLER EVERY 2 YEARS. Macs have been following it, pc's havent lol.

this proves in pure and sound logic that:

MAC > PC



gg nubs <3
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August 5, 2010 3:25:30 AM

In the words of Admiral Ackbar its A trap, the average PC is far better than the Ifail, or other products, and as such is normally cheaper. AS afore mentioned you could put watercooling in your laptop, in addition to alot more ram for the same price using standard Toshiba upgrades. In the attempt to buy a mac, you again get the fail OS, you get the fail heatsinks, and you loose most FPS and most MMORPGs, I concur with the toshiba laptop dude, and thats what I use with some upgrades stock because rule 2 of laptops; you dont build laptops.
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August 5, 2010 3:28:44 AM

FLanighan, you totally misunderstood Moore's law. He noticed that every 18 months they were able to fit twice as many transistors on a chip, only the transistors were shrinking, the chips were staying the same size or growing to give more room for more features to be added. If we were content with the performance of an old Pentium 1 system, then yes it would be tiny, but some people enjoy things that get progressively better overtime so we left things the same size and chose to boost performance and add features.

Oh and before you talk about why is a PC so damn big, take a look at a mac pro. There is one where i work, it is bigger and heavier than my desktop, mostly because its cooling system was soo poorly designed that its memory has to have massive heatsinks to keep them from burning up because there is almost no airflow through the case, thats why PCs are big and have huge open spaces, because some of us like not having to worry about our parts dying from overheating.
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August 5, 2010 3:29:33 AM

This whole thread is flame bait and a childish argument, a mod should really just close it.
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August 5, 2010 3:34:20 AM

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lol im outnumbered by pcfags here but all I can say is:

ENJOY YOUR BSOD'S LOL


hmmm, i can't remember the last time i had a BSOD (except from overclocking, but that comes with the territory)
also, you tried to pick out some of the most expensive hardware to make it "look" like the PC was more expensive when the setup could be had for $800-$850 and still be compatible with OSX with minimal intervention (if you pick the right parts, no intervention)

loneninja said:
This whole thread is flame bait and a childish argument, a mod should really just close it.


+1, EDIT: was a little different when there were actual builds going on to show a closer representative of the price
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August 5, 2010 3:37:19 AM

FLanighan said:
word. this kid has it right. *** pc's, they always glitch, never workright, and are all around plastic pieces of ***.

Ok I have a QUESTION for all you PC fanboys out there. IF your pc's were at all hightech, THEN WHY ARE THEY SO DAMN BIG AND HAVE HUGE OPEN SPACES IN SIDE OF THEM.

This makes total cents. remember moores law? *** IS SUPPOSED TO GET SMALLER EVERY 2 YEARS. Macs have been following it, pc's havent lol.

this proves in pure and sound logic that:

MAC > PC



gg nubs <3


$1200 iMac:


$850 HP All-in-one:


Both have an i3 530m processor, 2GB for the iMac and 4GB for the HP, the iMac has a 500GB hard drive and the HP has a 640GB hard drive. Both are bas configurations. Neither have holes or spaces and both are sleek.

Oh and as for Moore's Law, that only has to do with chips, which both systems use the same.

For the record, I like Macs, but I acknowledge that they charge a very large premium for their computers. I also acknowledge that Macs are better for inexperienced users as it is easier and they have less of a learning curve.
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August 5, 2010 3:38:08 AM

FLanighan said:
word. this kid has it right. *** pc's, they always glitch, never workright, and are all around plastic pieces of ***.

Ok I have a QUESTION for all you PC fanboys out there. IF your pc's were at all hightech, THEN WHY ARE THEY SO DAMN BIG AND HAVE HUGE OPEN SPACES IN SIDE OF THEM.

This makes total cents. remember moores law? *** IS SUPPOSED TO GET SMALLER EVERY 2 YEARS. Macs have been following it, pc's havent lol.

this proves in pure and sound logic that:

MAC > PC



gg nubs <3


show me the huge spaces... and also, the case appearance does NOT make the computer more high tech... :pfff:  you are blinded and unintelligent... also pc builders, BUILDERS! (go build a mac :p ) like to be able to customize their systems and that's unachievable on a mac... finally go try and play Crysis on your mac :na: 
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August 5, 2010 3:40:03 AM

obviously people who own macs got them because they know nothing about computers. This thread proves it. Leave them to their slow overpriced macs and overpriced mac software, they deserve eachother.
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August 5, 2010 3:40:38 AM

Also, Macs still get viruses, there's just fewer 'cause fewer people are blinded by the ignorance of buying a mac. Finally, My computer hasn't ever crashed. ever. You don't know jack.
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August 5, 2010 3:44:08 AM

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wow u tards think pcs are better than macs??? LMAO

I had a pc for 1 week and it BROKE!!! wtf???

then I buy a mac I have it for 2 yrs and never crashes

MAC FOR LIFE BITCHES


I've had 3 non-custom built PCs in my life and all of them have worked for years. I've had a Mac for 3 years (eventually gave it to a friend as it got dated like all my old PCs). Seems to me that they all work fine.

If you want to flame us because we prefer one product over another, or that we acknowledge the truth about products, and if you want to use childish insults and broken English to do it go somewhere else please.
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August 5, 2010 3:46:53 AM

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wow u tards think pcs are better than macs??? LMAO

I had a pc for 1 week and it BROKE!!! wtf???

then I buy a mac I have it for 2 yrs and never crashes

MAC FOR LIFE BITCHES


hmmm, i have had a few non-custom PC's as well, never had a problem except for age
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August 5, 2010 3:47:08 AM

Look at the amazing upgradability in this mac pro! you could totally fit 4 5970s in here! *sarcasm*
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August 5, 2010 3:50:25 AM

Martin 71 said:
Look at the amazing upgradability in this mac pro! you could totally fit 4 5970s in here! *sarcasm*


except now you seem like an idiot since there is no reason to install 4 5970's, and even so, the last two lanes are PCI-E x4 slots that are x16 mechanical (first two are x16)

EDIT: not to mention this thread was about iMac computers
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August 5, 2010 3:53:14 AM

And that I would like to see any OEM computer that can fit 4 5970s...
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August 5, 2010 3:55:12 AM

AMW1011 said:
And that I would like to see any OEM computer that can fit 4 5970s...


you would have to find one that supports Quad SLI (so it has the 8 expansion port slots on the case) and enough room to allow a 12.5" behemoth, good luck
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August 5, 2010 3:55:15 AM

Whatever. mac is best and always will be.

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August 5, 2010 3:55:47 AM

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August 5, 2010 3:56:44 AM

yes mac's r overpriced, we just pay for the brand name... that's it....
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August 5, 2010 3:57:49 AM

wow...holy hell.... i am speechless at that best answer, complete waste of that forum feature
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August 5, 2010 3:58:13 AM

mindless728 said:
except now you seem like an idiot since there is no reason to install 4 5970's, and even so, the last two lanes are PCI-E x4 slots that are x16 mechanical (first two are x16)

EDIT: not to mention this thread was about iMac computers

uh, the point i was trying to get to there was the fact that you practically cannot do any upgrading with macs... and that's the reason why I said 4 5970s because you cannot use them in that system :pfff:  and if you're looking for raw power, and to waste money, you might want 4 5970s it's your choice but you don't have that choice with mac.
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August 5, 2010 3:58:38 AM

I dont think my antec300 can fit 4 5970s... hell my motherboard only can fit 2! :D 

Seriously though, if you want to compare a mac to a PC you gotta do it with OEM such as HP or dell. Comparing it to DIY crowd like is is nonsense as we already ditched OEM's many many years ago.

And please... tell me when a MAC can have an i7-920 + Caviar black 1tb + GTx260 SLI+ corsair tx750w + 3x2gb DDR3-1033 crucial & overclock easily to 3.6ghz in matter of minutes.

I do not hate Mac's, nor do i use them. My only experience with them is a Imac my friend uses. Ever since i installed W7, the only BSOD was due to the fact i forgot to secure my wires correctly (woops) and me overclocking a tad too high (3.8 on a average air cooler).

Meanwhile... i have gotten no viruses at all. Why? Its not because of windows 7 or OsX. Its because i actually watch where i go and what i download.

Someone please lock this flame thread =D
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August 5, 2010 3:58:39 AM

mindless728 said:
wow...holy hell.... i am speechless at that best answer, complete waste of that forum feature

ya he is just a apple fanboy to me....... :ouch:  :pfff:  :heink: 
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August 5, 2010 4:00:11 AM

Martin 71 said:
uh, the point i was trying to get to there was the fact that you practically cannot do any upgrading with macs... and that's the reason why I said 4 5970s because you cannot use them in that system :pfff:  and if you're looking for raw power, and to waste money, you might want 4 5970s it's your choice


the only actual reason i can see for it is if you use an openCL app that can use multiple GPU's, as this would give you 8 (remember openCL doesn't need and possibly want the GPU's in a multi-gpu config like crossfire)

but i understand the point, it should just be a bit more practical, like 2 x 5970's
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