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June 24, 2010 6:09:49 AM

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: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W

MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-890XA-UD3 AM3 AMD 790X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

GPU: XFX HD-585X-ZNFV Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit DDR5 w/ Eyefinity

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D

Case: NZXT TEMPEST EVO Crafted Series TEVO-001BK Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower

PSU: Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified

ODD: SAMSUNG w/ Lightscribe

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 500GB

Monitor: ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR 20000:1) Built in Speakers promo code: EMCYTNN23

Keyboard/Mouse: Razer Lycosa/Razer Naga

Speakers: LOGISYS Computer SP6006CL 40 Watts RMS 2.1 Multimedia Clear Speakers w/Blue LEDs

Power Strip: Kensington 62668 6 Outlets Power Strip 15 Feet Cord Length

Grand Total: $1,531.06


27-inch iMac
Configuration
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

Total: $2,297.95

Thank you,
Evan

P.S. I know the speakers suck, but they light up, so please comment on anything but those.

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June 24, 2010 7:44:35 AM

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.

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June 24, 2010 11:26:52 AM
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I'd agree about the graphics card - I have a cheap WoW box plugged into my 50" plasma TV and it runs flawlessly 1920x1080 at full quality with a Radeon 5770.

You'll have a job getting Mac OSX to run on AMD hardware - it can be done but you'll have to Google it to see who's doing bootloaders and whatever.

Oh, and I'm sure whatever WoW add-on you're using isn't Mac-only - there will be something identical or similar for the PC client.
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June 24, 2010 7:31:18 PM

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.
June 24, 2010 7:31:48 PM

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a b $ Windows 7
June 24, 2010 7:46:36 PM

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 :) 

I dont have a video of this one I just made but here is another one I made: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3Qjrq6xKV4
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