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Old 07-10-2009, 08:04 PM
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That's definitely a start...
I need 4gig RAM at least...(shooting for 8)
512 Vid at least.
2.8 -3.0 processor

Everything else is candy. I'll spend no more than 4,000...
Any suggestions along those lines?
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Old 07-10-2009, 11:28 PM
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on a mac right now
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Old 07-10-2009, 11:37 PM
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That's definitely a start...
I need 4gig RAM at least...(shooting for 8)
512 Vid at least.
2.8 -3.0 processor

Everything else is candy. I'll spend no more than 4,000...
Any suggestions along those lines?
in that case, I would go with the MacBook Pro 15 inch. Just tweak out a new one in the Apple Online Store, or see if a refurbished one is for sale that fits your requirements.
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Old 07-11-2009, 05:56 AM
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Im a PC right now would love to switch to MAC maybe after I get out of debt I'll buy a new Computer.
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Old 07-11-2009, 06:46 AM
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I own three PC's of different spec and capabilities. My gaming rig is a Gateway FX PC with Intel Core 2 Quad, InVidia 8800GT 512MB VidRAM, 3GB RAM, and lots of other cool stuff. It's also what I make my CG animations on.

I like PC's because they're great at gaming. However, I DO plan to get a Mac because I hear there are none better when it comes to video/audio production. Mac's are just so damned expensive.
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Old 07-11-2009, 06:56 AM
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I'm a PC guy....since I like to "Frankenstein" my comps together myself...the irony right now is I'm at my GF's....and I have to use her MAC Book.
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Old 07-11-2009, 09:54 AM
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I'm a PC guy....since I like to "Frankenstein" my comps together myself...the irony right now is I'm at my GF's....and I have to use her MAC Book.
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Old 07-11-2009, 12:33 PM
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in that case, I would go with the MacBook Pro 15 inch. Just tweak out a new one in the Apple Online Store, or see if a refurbished one is for sale that fits your requirements.
Thanks I'll do that!
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Old 07-11-2009, 01:18 PM
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I guess I'm a PC, got nothing against MACS but their idiotic commercials. I mean the one about the magnetic power cord, maybe a nice feature but a whole ad dedicated to it? What bonehead drags his comp across the room so he/she can trip over the cord anyhow? But I digress, I like to build them, been doing it for about 10 yrs now. I consider that the way to go because off the shelf units are built with parts from the lowest bidder where a 'home' built one has parts that are helping a company compete for market share through reliability and performance.

2.4 Core2 Quad OC'd to 3.6
Gigabyte GA-EP45 UD3R Motherboard
8 Gig OCZ Memory
640 Gig Western Digital HD x2
EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 VC
Corsair 620 Power Supply
2 Op Drives- Samsung and Lite-on

Mounted inside an Antec 900.
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Old 07-11-2009, 01:58 PM
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The magnetic cord is nice because pulling it out accidentally happens more often than you might think. If it was the usual 'plug' type I am sure I would have damaged something by now. And I am pretty careful... especially considering how much it cost me.

As for A/V, yes Macs are quite good but the MBP has always had problems with overheating. They are much better than when they first came out but can still get pretty hot. Running an old game like Civ3 can kick up the fans quite a bit. Certainly extended video or 3D rendering can push the processor. Coolers can help but because of the design of the computer typical PC ones dont work as well. An expensive Zalman I got didnt do a thing and raising the computer on two large books with a jury-rigged case fan underneath worked alot better.

Anyways, I'm not dissing anything because I like my MBP. But I dont use it for really intensive stuff.
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