Mac mini vs ??????

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  1. bn14

    bn14 Well-Known Member

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    Need some help getting a new comp, was going to build one myself but the hassle outweighs the advantages in my case. So ive seen somewhere selling mac minis for £390, can i get more comp for my money anywhere else?

    This isnt a mac vs pc thread as the OS makes no odds to me they all do the same thing.

    Black flaccid cocks also welcome (y)
     
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    $marty Dexcell Staff Member

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    What are you using it for mate? Production or just general computerings?
     
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    bn14 Well-Known Member

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    serato, itunes, internet browsing, watching tv nothing intensive at all
     
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    Dark Lizardro The Lizard that has a hammer Staff Member

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    If it's meant for shenanigans, then why spend a whole lotta money on a mac?
     
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    bn14 Well-Known Member

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    basically i just want something with at least an i5 in it and this seemed like the cheapest option. im open to suggestions
     
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    rysk Part-time waster

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    definitely not the cheapest option. You can get a boss little laptop for that sort of money, and a decent pre-built PC... or a fucking ace PC if you build it yourself.

    I'd go desktop though... a laptop won't last at all.
     
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    bn14 Well-Known Member

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    Hit me with some suggestions, links etc. I really wanted to build what you put together for me but im scared ill fuck it up no anti static mat etc.

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    and id have to buy windows which is 70£ suddenly buying that mac seems cheap...
     
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    Dark Lizardro The Lizard that has a hammer Staff Member

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    Best option IMO. You can use the interwebs as you want + play Crysis on ultra settings.
     
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    rysk Part-time waster

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    this is a good vid... obviously this is for a gaming PC, but that doesn't matter



    unless you want to play games on it, there's no need for a graphics card, and i'd definitely consider getting an SSD as well as a standard HDD

    also, there are plenty of people on here that work in IT that can probably get you a copy of windows if you ask nicely

    it's hard to fuck it up.


    or if you really can't be fucked, here's a bit of a beast of a machine i found for a very good price http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials...uad-Core+Next+Day+Desktop+PC+?productId=60221
     
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    Teddy 60% Staff Member

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    Serato?. I think you'd be happier with a laptop buddy. Tbh Mac mini is a nice machine but not best for your needs.
    I wouldn't rule out apple stuff tho. It lasts and you won't be disappointed, but it comes with a unnecessary price tag. You could get a 2nd badger macbookpro for about £500 (guess) but for that money you can buy a new PC laptop that'll do what you want and have change.