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New iMac capable of running UT3?

Discussion in 'Unreal Tournament 3' started by tdwkillgasm, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. tdwkillgasm

    tdwkillgasm [[Iillegal userR]]]

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    I've finally got around to converting to a Mac (at last!).

    Anyway, I don't know if there are many Mac users on here but I intend on installing Windows XP on there (obviously I'll be running multiple OS' on there as I wouldn't bother buying a Mac if I was just going to run only Windows).

    That way I'm thinking I may be able to run UT3 and a few other games. It won't exactly be the end of the world if I can't use my Mac as a games machine, but it would be a great bonus if I could.

    Here is the spec of the one I've ordered, do you think it will handle UT3??
    http://store.apple.com/uk/browse/home/shop_mac/family/imac

    Mine is the left (cheapest) option.
     
  2. Wormbo

    Wormbo Administrator Staff Member

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    That page lists four configurations. All of them definitely have the required CPU power, but the first one's GeForce 9400M is a notebook GPU, so I'm not sure if it has the power you need. The other three should be fine, unless there's some other caveat about running WinXP on a Mac in general that I don't know about.
     
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  3. Cr4zyB4st4rd

    Cr4zyB4st4rd I make awesome ©

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    You'd probably get about 60FPS with the lower end ATi's, the more expensive with the 48xx would be better but the resolution jumps and you have more to power so probably 60FPS again, that's just a guess though. It's not like any of those cards are top end.
     
  4. Bi()ha2arD

    Bi()ha2arD Toxic!

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    Who needs kick ass GPU's when you get a brushed aluminium housing with an apple on it? And all that for only twice the price it should cost!
     
  5. Wander

    Wander kittens give Morbo gas

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    At least it gives us an OS that never bothers the living hell out of us with pointless pop-ups, and that, in general, actually works. Not to mention that we don't have to bother with those stupid anti-virus programs that slow everything down.
     
  6. Cr4zyB4st4rd

    Cr4zyB4st4rd I make awesome ©

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    l2PC and nothing in your post becomes relevant. :rolleyes:
     
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  7. Bi()ha2arD

    Bi()ha2arD Toxic!

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    The OS might be nice, but that still doesn't justify the totally overpriced OLD hardware. Especially because the OS itself costs less than Windows.
     
  8. Numb51

    Numb51 New Member

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    I don't understand how people get viruses on windows. I've never ran any sort of anti-virus software and I have yet to get a virus or pop ups.
     
  9. Jefe

    Jefe The Dark Rat

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    PC common sense isn't so common. ;)
     
  10. Jetfire

    Jetfire New Member

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    Well now, this thread took a completely unexpected direction!
     
  11. evilmrfrank

    evilmrfrank Banned

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    Was that sarcastic? :p

    I'm with the other guy, I never get viruses, spyware or anything of the sort. I don't even have anti-virus or spyware software installed... The only reason you don't worry about viruses on mac is cause nobody wants to put the time into making a virus for an OS nobody uses...
     
  12. MrMaddog

    MrMaddog Flak Monkey

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    Take it you're smart enough to never open e-mail attachments or visit bad sites?
     
  13. Seraphic

    Seraphic New Member

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    I agree with you on some level.. the best time to buy a mac is when they are just upgraded, then and then alone you can get some pretty nice deals.. like the new 27" imac. It remains expensive yes but you can't deny it isn't value for money atm..
     
  14. Alhanalem

    Alhanalem Teammember on UT3JB Bangaa Bishop

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    I don't have much against macs except for the fact that they're overpriced and all you get for the extra money is a flashy casing.
     
  15. Cr4zyB4st4rd

    Cr4zyB4st4rd I make awesome ©

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    It isn't value for money and won't ever be :3 PC's are always cheaper for the same performance, or twice as good for the same price, roughly anyway.
     
  16. Seraphic

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    "PC's are always cheaper for the same performance" That's the reason why i don't own a mac.. but in case of the new 27" imac you have to look at the whole package. It's a high quality aluminium 2560x1440 LED screen with an full blown pc inside it. Can you make a pc comparable in terms of components at a lower price? Most definitely yes.. but presented and put together in the same way as the new iMac? Most definitely not.
     
  17. Darkdrium

    Darkdrium 20% Cooler

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    You use your computer, you don't look at it.
     
  18. cooloola

    cooloola A good samaritan

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    But to use it you have to look at it.
    It's like shopping for hookers, you could get the cheap ones who are willing to do anything but they have all sorts of STDs and aren't always pretty to look at. Or you could get a high end escort who you can't do everything you want with, but they're clean and easy on th eyes.
    My point is you're all hookers, I think. I lost my train of thought.
     
  19. Wormbo

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    Correction: you look at the monitor and maybe keyboad/mouse. The box actually containing the "interesting" hardware is usually hidden away somewhere under the desk. And if you really care, there are nice-looking PC cases as well.
     
  20. brian edge

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    I would only get a Mac if I absolutely have to. I would prefer not to be stuck in the same elitist movement of those that have Macs. It's amazing at how fast people changed around me when they got a Mac. I go to an art school and everyone has a Mac. My Studio XPS 16 laptop still blows them all out of the water though...

    My girlfriend has one of the new Macbooks with that god awful pad design. I ****ing hate the mouse pad(or trac pad, whatever). Windows laptops came with an option like that and no one ****ing liked it, so Mac makes it standard? How "creative". Anyways, her 2GB laptop works just like Vista with 1GB... slow as ****. Everything hangs up and the only cursor I got to use was the spinning rainbow.

    Also, for the record, I don't hate Macs. I actually use the Vista OS X theme and a dock on my laptop.
     

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