I was wondering if I could run an additional OS with this build. More specifically an OS like Mac or something that could run a Mac only program. I will be using this build for playing WoW, which I have had much more fun with while playing on a Mac because of this Mac only "helper" program, the only reason I haven't bought a Mac already is because of how much effort I have put into this affordable build, whereas the Mac I am looking at is much more expensive. Also, because I don't want to kill the Mac by overheating it, since they don't appear to have a ventilation/cooling system.
CPU: 2.66GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5
RAM: 4GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x2GB
HDD: 1TB Serial ATA Drive
GPU: ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB
ODD: 8x double-layer SuperDrive
Mouse: Apple Magic Mouse
Keyboard: Apple Wireless Keyboard (English) and User's Guide
Software: Microsoft Office Mac 2008 - Home and Student Edition
?: Country Kit
?: Rate PlanEdit
AppleCare Protection Plan for iMac
P.S. I know the speakers suck, but they light up, so please comment on anything but those.
No question that the PC build will give you more value for money. Both systems are complete overkill for playing WoW, though. If you don't plan on playing something more intense, you can replace the 5850 with a 5770 and save even more.
Ok, Thanks thats just what I needed to hear. I'll talk to my Dad's friend today to find out how hard it will be to set up, and research it too. I use tons of addons or mods (I call em), but this program I mentioned is not an addon, it is a separate program that is for Mac only.
I sell Dual boot systems, I have one I just finished, Q9450, 4G ram, 9500gt, 2x 500G HDD, OSX 10.6.4, Windows 7 Ultimate, Office 2010, If you are interested PM, me for a price, cheaper then the builds you have listed