macs suck for gaming if you play WoW why would you have a mac in the first place Cause my mac owns wow at 80 fps at (2560x1440) 4x Mutisampling,18 ms lat, 27" screen, and the only cord coming out the machine is the power cord.Plus all the other cool stuff like never getting lag, Now I don't have to use a third party software to record game play. Never getting a virus. It runs quiet, not 10 noisy fans creating a black whole in my cave, since I have never been an advocate for putting H2O near or in my electronics. Why do you use a pc?<3:) My resolution is 1920x1200 (24" Monitor) and 1440x900 (Laptop Screen)
macs suck for gaming if you play WoW why would you have a mac in the first placeCare to elaborate on that?WoW on a 17" Macbook Pro is very, very pretty!
I am not going to rag on Macs but,... My 2010 17'' MacBook Pro played WoW decently. But I have since sold it and built a PC. I didn't see the point of playing WoW on such an under powered machine. Of course if you play WoW on a Mac with 14GBs or RAM you will have a great play environment. The current best Mac offered is $3,199.99Mac W/i7 2.9Ghz and 16GBs of RAM and a 27" monitor. $3,199.99 (The site is very vague of it's contents.) -OR-EVGA P55 SLi FTW Board $159.99 after a $40 Mail in rebate.2.9Ghz Core i7 $339.99Noctua NH-D14 Cooler 79.99Corsair Dominator 16GB PC10666 DDR3 RAM $519.99Seagate 1TB HDD $59.99Windows 7 Ultimate 64 $199.992x EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked $194.99Cooler Master HAF Case - 199.99Kingwin ABT-1000MA1S 1000W Power Supply $159.99The reason there is no monitor or keyboard/mouse is because most people already have them.Grand total: 2106.90 Before taxesVideo cards are clocked @ 626 Mhz Core and 2106 Mhz Memory with a 448-bit interface so they are overkill for WoW.Subtract $194.99 because you don't really need 2!
@ SylethisIf I bought a Mac, and you bought a PC, your PC will be outdated within a year. That's just the nature of the computer hardware industry.My Mac will continue humming along for at least 4 years before I experience any need for upgrading. And it will most probably be due to new technology, not performance problems.A typical Mac user will save more money in the long run because they are not upgrading old or replacing broken/faulty hardware like a typical PC user does.I don't hate PC's. I am in-fact building a new one. But I am a Mac convert and I have experienced the better build quality and reliability compared to when I previously had a PC.
Go mac, never go back.Mac is for the lazy, who just wanna play/work, and not mess around with soft/hardware.btw i have a g4 and an original imac(the cft one) still running :p
@ SylethisIf I bought a Mac, and you bought a PC, your PC will be outdated within a year. That's just the nature of the computer hardware industry.My Mac will continue humming along for at least 4 years before I experience any need for upgrading. And it will most probably be due to new technology, not performance problems.A typical Mac user will save more money in the long run because they are not upgrading old or replacing broken/faulty hardware like a typical PC user does.I don't hate PC's. I am in-fact building a new one. But I am a Mac convert and I have experienced the better build quality and reliability compared to when I previously had a PC.I see what you are saying. But as Apple slowly converts everything over to the IBM architecture, you simply own a PC. Honestly, a Mac gets out dated just as fast as a PC. But the difference between a Mac and a PC on that note is that Apple makes a new version of their computers once a year. And PC hardware can be assembled whenever in any combination throughout the year. My personal computer is from 2007. 3 years old. And it still pulls 170ish FPS in Dalaran at peak server times. My other computer is brand new and performs the same. The issue with PC users in my opinion is that they let their PCs get full of crap. Slowing them down and ultimately leading to their demise. An old P4 PC with 4GBs of ram performs well with a decent video card (PCIe x16 of course. like a 9800 GT etc etc.) But by this time. The PC is so full of crap that it is very sluggish and undesirable. Saying that a Mac continues to perform the same as it did 4 years previous is a correct statement. But saying a PC is not the same is asinine. Owning a PC is like owning a car. With the proper maintenance and care you'll have more reliability. If you let it go like most people do,.. Well, it's only your fault. As with a Mac. The software is so restricting that it cannot get that way. Because you don't have absolute control over what you can do. Install W7 on a properly compared and equal PC and Mac at the same time. Do the same things in the same order. And you will see the same result. That's just my 2 copper.
I use a Pentium D, its 5 years old, still runs great, overclocked the hell out of it too. :D
Go mac, never go back.Mac is for the lazy, who just wanna play/work, and not mess around with soft/hardware.^^ This
Ahh, machine war...One thing, the phrase "Mac is not good for gaming" could be true years ago. Now it's not much different from an intel+window system, performance speaking. The fact that there are less games for mac than for pc, it's because PC have a much long history as "gaming platform" than Mac, so we have much more games for pc than for mac, but this doesn't mean that mac is not good for gaming. Also, Mac still bear the "for work only" mark.Oh, and my sign would saying something about. ;-)
macs suck for gaming if you play WoW why would you have a mac in the first place Cause my mac owns wow at 80 fps at (2560x1440) 4x Mutisampling,18 ms lat, 27" screen, and the only cord coming out the machine is the power cord.Plus all the other cool stuff like never getting lag, Now I don't have to use a third party software to record game play. Never getting a virus. It runs quiet, not 10 noisy fans creating a black whole in my cave, since I have never been an advocate for putting H2O near or in my electronics. Why do you use a pc?People are telling how they raid so nicely on their at least 2000$ Macs. I'm sorry chaps but if you cannot raid on a game with as bad graphics as WoW, then you have been fooled. However, if someone cannot raid on a 3 year old $800 PC, it's just natural. Also, you have to factor in the fact that due to 90% of all PC market being dominated by Microsoft, all malware developers create viruses for Windows. By the way, go to Apple's website, to the computer builder part. Then, open best buy or something and then compare the exorbitant price differences they get for simple components such as DVD writers.In addition, do macs last for longer? Yes they do if you are a bad computer user. If you don't run an antivirus program, download stuff off the internet etc. PCs slow down really fast. However, I've been using Vista Home Premium 64-bit SP2 since 3 years on the same PC and it runs perfectly. Never had a blue screen. Startup is a bit long, but well, it is worth a few thousand dollars eh?I'm not a mac enemy, I have used macs, they are good but they do not get you the bang for your buck.
It's about time companies started to discourage overspending for these worthless things.Even if it's just a 5 year old, way out of date version...
Go mac, never go back.Mac is for the EDUCATED, who just wanna DO SOMETHING PRODUCTIVE, and not mess around with VIRUSES.Fixed.Cheers.
Go mac, never go back.Mac is for the lazy, who just wanna play/work, and not mess around with soft/hardware.Sorry, but I'm not sorry that there are other things I want to do with my time than fiddle with software and hardware. I waste enough time as it is.
Mac is a joke just like Windows. You can do the things Apple tells you can do just fine, but anything else is out of the question. Oh and yeah, the price is way over the quality of the product. When you buy a Mac, you are paying mostly of the "Apple" logo in it.I really honestly can't see why people are using either of those.You're thinking iPad/iPhone where you're generally restricted to "apple-approved" apps and software. There is no "app store" for the Mac, and if Macs were suddenly restricted to one, I'd build a gaming PC and run Kubuntu Linux on it. WOW is proven to work reasonably well on Linux thru WINE, although you have to pick your graphics card carefully to get the best driver support. I know someone already posted about OpenSuSe.... well, to each their own.You aren't just buying the apple logo, though. You're buying a *NIX computer, with hardware and drivers that have been tested and proven to work well together. Sometimes that can be worth it. You won't believe the number of problems caused when hardware isn't supported, or support gets dropped for whatever reason leaving some of your motherboard's chipset barely functional. That can be a serious problem in UNIX-land, and even worse with Windows where you only ever have one set of drivers.You're also getting a fully-enabled OS, unlike Windows where everything is locked down using software keys you have to pay M$ to unlock. Admittedly that could change, but I find that unlikely considering all the Free Software UNIX derivatives have the same philosophy of providing a fully-enabled piece of software.Edit: You can also run a more true *NIX distribution (like the aforementioned OpenSuSe or my preferred Kubuntu) on a Mac, although you have to solve the problem of EFI bootloading, which has thus far proven to be a tough cookie. Apple's one glaring flaw is their refusal to use a traditional BIOS like every other manufacturer out there.Not going to flog a dead clefthoof on the issue of viruses and the timeliness of security updates.Edit : Still not flogging it.
i've been playing wow since vanilla on my powermac g5 dual 2.0 machine with 3 gigs of ram and the only problem i have with wow on my computer is framerate in dalaran, just like many pc users have.i had no idea ppc support was being dropped until today, but i was planning on getting a new computer soon anyway (actually selling my car to afford it). of course i'll be getting another mac. after having this g5 fully functioning since early 2005, i will never use a pc again; i have to put up pc's all day where i work and it's awful.i'm gonna wait until sandy bridge is released for macbook pros first before i buy one though, so i guess i won't be playing wow again until around february or march...oh well.
macs suck for gaming if you play WoW why would you have a mac in the first placecuz thats what the cool kidz havebut srsly Linux ftw
make jokes about Macs not being able to right click You have no clue how much this annoys me every day, I got a MacBook for college and it drives me crazy whenever I try to right click something. I need a mouse =PMac is for the lazy, who just wanna play/work, and not mess around with soft/hardware.I like how I could actually change stuff in my PC, it feels a lot more limited on my Mac. (Though maybe its because I haven't had it as long and so don't know how to do it XD) Both Macs and PCs can play Wow though, its only really a matter of personal preference.That said Macs suck :)
It's funny I'm seeing all these comments against Mac on the first page and it's just so obvious that the posters never even touched one. I used a PCs until a year ago where I switched. And I am never switching back. This machinery is godsend compared to Windows, in fact saying the word Windows sickens me a bit now.
Mac vs pc pros and cons of bothWe see this and defend our own comp preference Macs are closed market they dont have to compete with anyone raising theyre prices But they do provide a user friendly os that is customized for each machine. Making worse components work more efficiently and stableWhere anybody and everbody is out making pcs it you see underselling and enormous and fast price drops. But they dont always come out of the box just perfect since they have so many components options parts often conflict causing unstable and poor performance. But as a advanced user you can get that performance for so much more. Example the used pc I bought right before vanilla wow I also used to play fairly new games like assassins creed. Point is if you are not a advanced user and have money to blow get a macIf your on a budget and know what your doing pcs can be a godsend.
Funny, I thought WoW was originally made for the Mac...