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Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:23 PM

Normally the companies use the cheapest components possible to cut costs. When you take shortcuts you will inevitably face problems...

You get what you pay for. You buy a cheap china PSU, the capacitors will blow out within a year. You pay for a decent PSU and it lasts for bare minimum 5.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:04 AM

Another bit problem with the china PSU's is the Watt rating. People assume that it says 500w it must be good, but in reality they push the majority of the amps though the 5 and 3v rails to up the wattage output cheaply, and the 12v rail gets left behind, making it really easy to overload.
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 09:53 PM

I would make a comment about Macs being superior hardware and stuff.....

But fuck that, they're just as bad, if not worse.

I like Macs for the OS, not the hardware. To be 100% honest, the hardware is outdated shit, and it would be cheaper to build my own PC and turn it into a Hackintosh. I won't, though, because I support Apple.

Well, to keep this on-topic, if you want good hardware and a computer that will last a really long time, build it yourself.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 09:43 AM

I would make a comment about Macs being superior hardware and stuff.....

But fuck that, they're just as bad, if not worse.

I like Macs for the OS, not the hardware. To be 100% honest, the hardware is outdated shit, and it would be cheaper to build my own PC and turn it into a Hackintosh. I won't, though, because I support Apple.

Well, to keep this on-topic, if you want good hardware and a computer that will last a really long time, build it yourself.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 09:56 AM

I would make a comment about Macs being superior hardware and stuff.....

But fuck that, they're just as bad, if not worse.

I like Macs for the OS, not the hardware. To be 100% honest, the hardware is outdated shit, and it would be cheaper to build my own PC and turn it into a Hackintosh. I won't, though, because I support Apple.

Well, to keep this on-topic, if you want good hardware and a computer that will last a really long time, build it yourself.

You'd still be supporting Apple. You just wouldn't be supporting their business acumen of "little part gone wrong? FOUR THOUSAND BUCKS TO REPLACE IT, CUNTBAG. PAY ME!"

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 12:12 PM

You'd still be supporting Apple. You just wouldn't be supporting their business acumen of "little part gone wrong? FOUR THOUSAND BUCKS TO REPLACE IT, CUNTBAG. PAY ME!"


Um, that's GROSSLY inaccurate. THE most expensive Mac is $3,725 or so, and it's just the computer, not the monitor.

There is literally no way Apple could/would charge you $4,000 for repairs on anything.

Yes, they're expensive, and hardware is bad, and, honestly, I think Apple would highly profit from allowing their software to be sold on other computers.

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Why?

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:47 PM

Just checked on the store, fully loaded mac pro is $13,349. This doesn't include monitors, accessories, extra software, or support.
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:00 PM

13,000? Um, I think you added 10,000 to that total. Double check.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:00 PM

Um, that's GROSSLY inaccurate. THE most expensive Mac is $3,725 or so, and it's just the computer, not the monitor.

There is literally no way Apple could/would charge you $4,000 for repairs on anything.

Yes, they're expensive, and hardware is bad, and, honestly, I think Apple would highly profit from allowing their software to be sold on other computers.



Why?

Just checked on the store, fully loaded mac pro is $13,349. This doesn't include monitors, accessories, extra software, or support.

Scienced.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:04 PM

Scienced.


It's 3,800, not 13,349.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:04 PM

13,000? Um, I think you added 10,000 to that total. Double check.

I assure you I did not.
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:09 PM

Strange.

Something must be wrong because it even says "Minus $3,000" or so dollars.

Perhaps I get a discount for buying so many apple products?

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:10 PM

It's 3,800, not 13,349.


You're not getting it. Or you can't count.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:11 PM

Solved. I get a discount.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:12 PM

Be honest, though. If you're going for this type of hardware, are you going to be on the Apple Store?

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:12 PM

It appears that your price isn't updating, since getting the cheapest processor actually removes more than the total price. Might want to get that looked into.
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:13 PM

It appears that your price isn't updating, since getting the cheapest processor actually removes more than the total price. Might want to get that looked into.


Again, I'm getting a discount.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:13 PM

You wouldn't get a ten thousand dollar discount. And even if you did, you'd still be paying far too much.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:14 PM

Not a 75% discount.
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:14 PM

People are replying to this too fast, not reading the updated posts.

To summarize:

I'm getting a discount (yes it's that large, I've spent over $5,000 dollars total on Apple products over the years)

If you wanted that hardware, why buy a Mac?

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