I Broke down!!!
Reply 21 of 25
October 15, 2002 10:41PM
Remember, if you need a Mac and you can't buy new, but you MUST have a Mac, buy used. You can get the last generation computers for pretty reasonable prices, and if you choose wisely OSX doesn't need to be a dog on it.
This is not an endorsement that used Macs beat new PCs...just that there are more choices than you might initially think.
Reply 22 of 25
October 15, 2002 11:23PM
ThinkingDifferent - now that's just plain incorrect and a gross generalization.
For some reason, people who buy a PC go for quanity not quality.
So in my PC, I have a seagate IV baracuda drive. It has liquid bearings to minimize noise, heat, and wear. This is a drive that screams quality. Oh, but wait, I buy PC's, so I must not like quality.
Or perhaps my video card. Why would I buy a leadtek GF4Ti4400 instead of some no-name brand? Can't be quality - I own a PC.
My sound card and speakers - Creative Audigy with full Dolby 5.1, supporting EAX 3.0. My speakers are the Inspire 5.1 system. I must have really gotten hosed on those, because I paid a lot for what is obviously not quality. What kind of sound card does your mac have? Can you put an audigy or a Turtle Beach Santa Cruz in it...? oh... my bad...
My heatsink/fan combo - a Volcano 6+ Cu (copper base), with arctic silver thermal compound. Again, since I can't have bought quality, I got totally ripped off paying for this stuff when I could have stuck with the stock HSF and thermal goop. Woulda been a lot worse, though, if I'd gone for one of those alphas! The suckers that buy those have no idea how bad they're getting gyped.
I better start re-thinking my purchases, and buying
Reply 23 of 25
October 16, 2002 7:01AM
[quote]Originally posted by klinux:
<strong>Dual(or more)-platformers rule! :cool: I hope the MB has USB 2.0 and FW ports though.</strong><hr></blockquote>
Well I am sure the USB is 2.0 but it doesn't have firewire which isn't a real probably I will just buy a chard some time down the road and currently the only thing I have using firewire at my place is my external HD which I use on my iBook any way and when I hook them up to my hub I can just transfer between them both.
I just checked the tracking number and I will have all my stuff today. Last night I went to best buy picked up a 17" Flat screen CRT for 129$. It's a MAG Innovision. Pretty nice little monitor I wanted 19" but this one will do the job.
I think my grand total came to 924$ which isn't to bad, I just hope when I put this all together it all goes smoothly.
Reply 24 of 25
October 16, 2002 11:22AM
klinux, thanks for the tip!
If you *need* an xserve but can't afford it...
DellSB - PowerEdge 1400SC Server - Dual PC3 1.13GHz with 512K cache with 18GB 10,000RPM ...Cost? $550...
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i'll keep it in consideration.
Reply 25 of 25
October 16, 2002 11:26AM
Okay, okay neye_eve...don't feed the troll.