Enlarge. and you alienware faggots too.. sooooooo would now not be a good time to say i got a new macbook yesterday?


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#1 - qwaser (02/03/2013) [-]
then again the mac osx is a lot better at some perspectives, and that dell looked fking ugly. No i dont have a mac if it matters
#2 to #1 - anon (02/03/2013) [-]
>implying you can't use os x on a regular pc
>implying you can't buy whatever the **** you want to use as a case
#3 to #2 - anon (02/03/2013) [-]
legally you are not allowed to install OS X on a regular pc lol....seriously! you have to create a hackintosh as they are called which are just......em pointless shall we say
#75 to #3 - terrunt (02/04/2013) [-]
Why is a Hackintosh pointless? Windows PC specs and price with OSX. Defeats this debate in all honesty. Apple prices are terrible, and yes, I've had both. ATM I do have a prebuilt, but thats only because I got it at a cheap as **** price for what it is. ASUS ftw.
User avatar #25 - iamconbon (02/04/2013) [-]
sooooooo would now not be a good time to say i got a new macbook yesterday?
#69 to #25 - nazidinosaur (02/04/2013) [-]
Don't worry. I'll just hit you over the head with my full tower case... Although that would be rather hard... Can you just uhmmmm like lay down and I tip it onto you?
User avatar #4 - Neodude (02/03/2013) [-]
I bought an Alienware, spent three months double checking on all prices of every component in it and prices for assembling as I don't know how, and it all rounded out to the same.
#5 to #4 - anon (02/03/2013) [-]
that would only happen if you were checking prices from alienware replacement parts lmao
User avatar #6 to #5 - Neodude (02/03/2013) [-]
Nope, was looking through several sites that you just piece together your own computer, and direct from manufacturer sites. As long as you stay away from the ridiculous $1500+ models, they aren't as bad as everyone thinks.
#24 to #6 - anon (02/04/2013) [-]
i built a computer comparable to a £2000 prebuild for less than £600

If you know where/what to buy, you will save huge amounts of money.
#43 to #24 - anon (02/04/2013) [-]
where i live, my friend and i ordered pc's at the same time, my friend wanted to build his himself, and i ordered alienware. my pc might have cost abit more then his but atleast i didn't end up paying 250$ more because some of the parts broke in the mail and they refused to refund him.
#45 - tealkangaroo (02/04/2013) [-]
Some small computing specialist stores can pre-build your computers for you, it ends up being about 50-100 more expensive, but still, if you're not tech savy I think it's the right way to go!

I finished building mine a bit after christmas and I should be getting my new mouse and keyboard very soon! I'm very excited :P

Pic related, the computer I built (inb4 cable management, it's my first one I've built myself)
#46 to #45 - blanchardd (02/04/2013) [-]
Nice how much was it?
This is mine.
User avatar #49 to #46 - tealkangaroo (02/04/2013) [-]
that's pretty impressive, I like your LEDs :D
User avatar #51 to #49 - blanchardd (02/04/2013) [-]
Haha thanks I wish it had more though XD
User avatar #48 to #46 - tealkangaroo (02/04/2013) [-]
mine isn't a top of the range one, it was a bit between $700-$800
User avatar #50 to #48 - blanchardd (02/04/2013) [-]
Not a bad price you can get some good hardware for that price.
#76 to #45 - eddymolly (02/04/2013) [-]
This is mine atm, I hate cable management so I just kind of left them where they were instead of tidying a bit more, I plan to sort it but i never get round to it. It cost me about £1200, I got most of it from Scan and some of the water cooling components from Ebay. I love it too much.
User avatar #79 to #76 - blanchardd (02/04/2013) [-]
What kind of graphics car do you have, and where the hell is your power supply?
User avatar #81 to #79 - eddymolly (02/04/2013) [-]
The power supply is in the bottom left, its just behind the radiator, you can make out its fan. I have a Sapphire Radion HD7870 2GB
User avatar #84 to #81 - blanchardd (02/04/2013) [-]
Is it sideways? Or am I just retarded?
User avatar #86 to #84 - eddymolly (02/04/2013) [-]
yeah, it is sideways, the fan is on the top normally. Its like that to fit it next to the radiator.
User avatar #89 to #86 - blanchardd (02/04/2013) [-]
Ah, that's just the first time I've seen it done that way.
User avatar #90 to #89 - eddymolly (02/04/2013) [-]
Its fairly common in bigger cases. That one has the space for 2 next to each other at the back, not that you'd ever really need 2.
User avatar #80 to #79 - blanchardd (02/04/2013) [-]
User avatar #91 to #80 - blanchardd (02/04/2013) [-]
Well, that's pretty nifty. Learn something new everyday.
User avatar #77 to #45 - lawzy ONLINE (02/04/2013) [-]
finished my build on the 27th of january and it cost me exactally £500 no word of a lie
User avatar #85 to #77 - blanchardd (02/04/2013) [-]
User avatar #93 to #85 - lawzy ONLINE (02/05/2013) [-]
dont have a camera im affraid
User avatar #94 to #93 - blanchardd (02/05/2013) [-]
:( Specs then?
User avatar #95 to #94 - lawzy ONLINE (02/05/2013) [-]
amd fx 4170
gigabyte ga-970a-ud3
amd hd radeon 7770
seagate baracuda 500gb
case and powerpack is some no name crap aswell as the optical drive
User avatar #96 to #95 - blanchardd (02/05/2013) [-]
Not bad how is the 7770?
User avatar #97 to #96 - lawzy ONLINE (02/05/2013) [-]
its ok actually its a shame there is no vga as both my monitors have vga but 1 has dvi aswell so i had to go the round about way of using a dvi to vga for 1 screen and a hdmi to dvi for another but quality is good in my opinion. the only thing that gets on my nerves wierdly is the driver comes up with 7700 instead of 7770 but i can deal with that eventually...
User avatar #98 to #97 - blanchardd (02/06/2013) [-]
Ah that sucks.
#52 to #45 - nsfwanon (02/04/2013) [-]
I built my first PC back in January, I love it. It does everything I want it to do (every game I've tried at 30fps+ on medium-high settings), enough space, and I can upgrade it any time I want. The whole system cost me about £500, but I'm saving up for a graphics card that'll bump it up to £650. Even then it's still cheaper than most prebuilts, and the price for mine even included the monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers, etc, which is something I didn't see very often when I was looking around before I chose my parts.

Definitely building my next one. I have to say though, handling a motherboard for the first time is both exciting and terrifying. Same with a CPU.. so powerful, yet so fragile.

(excuse the poor cable management and surrounding area, my room is awful)
User avatar #55 to #52 - blanchardd (02/04/2013) [-]
I have to agree with the cpu/motherboard part so many things can go wrong so easily.
Mine was around $1200 dollars and I have no problem running anything on highest but I'm going to need a new heatsink because I've been hitting upwards of 70c/158f
#60 to #55 - nsfwanon (02/04/2013) [-]
I know haha, the amount of times I'd thought I'd broken something was astronomical. Especially because it worked on the test boot, but not when I'd plugged everything in. In the end it turned out that my case fans weren't connected properly, but it was still damn scary.

Are you running the heatsink that came with the processor? You could always invest in a new CPU cooler, I don't need one yet but I'll definitely be including one in my next build.
User avatar #78 to #60 - blanchardd (02/04/2013) [-]
Yeah I am I have the I5 k series so the stock heatsink is nice but not quite good enough.
I've heard the corsair h60 is pretty good and it's inexpensive so I might go with that one.
User avatar #82 to #78 - eddymolly (02/04/2013) [-]
It is good, but it can sometimes be a bit of a pain to mount in a rear exhaust fan socket as its a bit bigger than the fan hole, so it doesn't fit in some smaller cases.
User avatar #83 to #82 - blanchardd (02/04/2013) [-]
It looks like it will fit in my case but I will measure it later just to make sure.
User avatar #87 to #83 - eddymolly (02/04/2013) [-]
If not you could just cut it a little bit, its not that difficult to do, just a hacksaw will do it.
User avatar #88 to #87 - blanchardd (02/04/2013) [-]
Yeah , btw What are the specs on your system?
#44 - Airmanator (02/04/2013) [-]
ASUS/Corsair master race!   
Maybe a little bit of Gigabyte too.
ASUS/Corsair master race!

Maybe a little bit of Gigabyte too.
User avatar #7 - nightmaren (02/03/2013) [-]
I don't see why all you pathetic ******* morons give such a huge **** about what computers people use. If someone wants to spend an extra 400 dollars or whatever for a computer they find more visually appealing that's their own business. I'm not sure why you losers bitch and moan about it like someone's attacking your personal beliefs.

You all sound like a bunch of ******* babies. "ohh boohoo u dont use whut i use and wat i use is betr ur a fuking idiot 4 using that stuf let me tel u y ur such an idiot and how much beter i am than u at everi aspect of existense"
No, I don't use a mac. I don't own any Apple products. I'm just tired of you retards crying about how stupid people who use macs are, and talk about them like they're ******* child murderers.
User avatar #36 to #7 - sixfivefourtwoone ONLINE (02/04/2013) [-]
Maybe, just maybe... People make these to help others save money for more important things like bills! Why waste $400 that you didn't need to spend on your flashy PC when you can have the same exact thing, and pay some bills?!
User avatar #92 to #36 - nightmaren (02/04/2013) [-]
Except not. I could count on both hands the amount of times I've seen a comment going "You shouldn't get a mac, dude, they cost way more money than they're worth and I'd recommend you get a better computer for only like 60% the price". The majority of the mac-related comments on this site are "MACS ARE FOR FAGGOTS ONLY HPSTER DOUCHES USES THEM APPLE SUX PC MASTERRACE 4 LYFE".
I'm not talking about the people you're talking about. I'm talking about the butthurt elitist man-children all over this site. It's fine if you say something anti-mac, and actually offer some helpful insight to something, or you're just voicing your opinion as to why you dislike them, but over half the anti-mac posts on this site are just blind rage rants that sound like they were written by 12 year olds.
If someone came up to me and said "Hey man, I have 1200$, should I get a mac?" I'd say "No, you can get a computer that's just as good, and then still have 600$ left over." I wouldn't go "LOL U SERIOUSLLY CONSIDERED GETING A MAC? Y R WE EVEN FRIENDS LOL **** OFF YOU ******* QUEER"
User avatar #11 to #7 - banteringcat (02/04/2013) [-]
Found the Mac user!
User avatar #19 to #17 - banteringcat (02/04/2013) [-]
Instead of replying with Anger, you replied with funny. You have my respect and my thumbs.
#20 to #19 - nightmaren (02/04/2013) [-]
**nightmaren rolls 75**
User avatar #21 to #20 - nightmaren (02/04/2013) [-]
One day this image will be useful again. And when it is, hopefully I'll get dubs.
#35 - anon (02/04/2013) [-]
lol @ common sense. Yes, I agree that is optimal to build your own pc, but MOST people haven't the first clue of how to.
#26 - anon (02/04/2013) [-]
I'd like to note that, as an owner of both a MacBook Pro 15" (2011, 2GHz QC i7, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD), Dell XPS 15 (L502X, 2011, 2.2GHz QC i7, but with 16GB RAM and 256GB SSD), I can -guarantee- you that the Pro will always get 3-6 hours of battery life, and that the XPS 15 requires the 6 cell battery (which is horrible to use because it protrudes awkwardly) to get anywhere near that. The pro bottoms out at 3 hours when I'm running a Windows + Linux VM simultaneously, and the XPS will get as low as 90 minutes of battery life when I'm running my Linux VM. I can't even get close to 6 hours with the 6 cell battery just web browsing, whereas the MBP consistently gives me even up to 7 hours of battery if all I'm doing is web browsing and programming. So the battery life on the XPS is probably "screen off, processor on" battery life.

Also, the XPS 15 cost me (new) $1,330 and the Pro cost me $1,900. The upgrades to the SSDs and RAM were the same cost, so the difference in cost was approx. $570. Yes, that's a lot, but in all honesty, my XPS just sits in my apt nowadays and acts as a server that runs Linux, because my MBP is nicer in just about every aspect. The only place the XPS definitely beat the Mac is screen resolution; 1920x1080 on 15" is so much nicer than 1680x1050. And the XPS' screen quality is better.

I'll concede that Macs are expensive as hell, but I will also say that the hardware (i.e. build quality. Not CPU speed. Dat feel when you pick the computer up.) is the best I've gotten on a laptop. The closest that I've ever found was the Samsung Series 9 ultrabooks, but those are just about as much as MacBook Airs, so it's just OS preference.

Personally, I do all my work over SSH and I don't game often, and OS X's Terminal beats the crap out of PuTTY, (and I never could get Linux to match the battery life of Windows, let alone OS X.) so OS X > Windows.

tl;dr: Image is inaccurate. Macs are nice because of reasons. Even for people that know computers. U mad?
User avatar #27 to #26 - trolljunkusa [OP](02/04/2013) [-]
Pick up a thinkpad and tell me that the MBP has better quality than that
User avatar #28 to #27 - judoman (02/04/2013) [-]
and not one of those pussy visual-appearance-matters thinkpad either.

Real men buy the *************************** thinkpads that they use as a shield when having knife fights with bears interrupting their meal of raw meat and the tears of pansies who think Mac OSX beats "linux" as though linux is an operating system when it is just a kernel.
User avatar #71 to #28 - hebs (02/04/2013) [-]
im a lenovo fan as well. i personally got an ideapad because of the better specs for gaming. there not as rugged as the thinkpads but are still one of the best. i have beat the **** out of mine and it still somehow works. plus i am a technician at a local computer shop and have yet seen a lenovo in there for hardware issues. i seen hundreds of dell's and hp's though. considering that lenovo is now the 2nd most popular band out there (under hp) that just shows how great they are
#40 - thegamerslife (02/04/2013) [-]
He's right you know.
#33 - anon (02/04/2013) [-]
I use a mac for professional use. In terms of creative applications mac simply wins. I produce music, and my Macbook Pro has served me well. I use a PC for everything else, but as a dedicated computer, I can't say that there are any problems with the mac.

Stop trying to prove one OS is superior to the other, just use the one you enjoy working with, and stop bitching.
#37 - ShaunG (02/04/2013) [-]
Tech question: is it possible to install an Apple OS on non-apple produced hardware?

mfw curious on the subject.
User avatar #8 - luidias (02/03/2013) [-]
please note that as far as laptops go, companies like Alienware and Origin tend to offer reasonable deals. You should never buy a desktop from either of the two, but considering building your own laptop is extremely difficult, the only laptops on the market that should really be avoided are macbooks.

tl;dr don't judge people with 'gaming' laptops. laptops are a different world than desktops as far as prices go.
User avatar #63 - tireyhawnuyu (02/04/2013) [-]
I use a Mac every single day, then again I do work in live and studio sound
#54 - thisreallysucksyes (02/04/2013) [-]
I love my mac, I've had it for nearly 6 years and there have been no problems with it! My PC on the other hand, crapped out about 3 years ago. I got them a year apart for different college courses
#72 - anon (02/04/2013) [-]
I bought a Foxconn bare bones system a couple of years ago for my first custom build...

I don't feel good right now...
User avatar #70 - generaljosh (02/04/2013) [-]
Heh, I'm on an XPS 15 right now. It's such a nice computer. I got it two years ago for $1,100, but I can still play games like BF3 on medium settings. Only problems are that it weighs a metric **** ton, and that it runs out of batteries in about 20 minutes. Really nice as a pseudo desktop computer.
User avatar #58 - madsj (02/04/2013) [-]
Anyone need help building a computer? check this sub reddit /r/buildapc
#56 - widar (02/04/2013) [-]
I chose the parts myself (with some help from a really nice employee at the store I went to) and they assembled the PC for me for a fee of 50 euros, which is perfectly reasonable IMO.
User avatar #53 - ptpt (02/04/2013) [-]
Anyone know good atx midtower case?
Mine kinda broke.
Up to about 60€
#47 - NicksterMagster (02/04/2013) [-]
I love my laptop just the way it is. :D
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