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Mac or PC?

PC
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81%
Mac
4
15%
ironic penguin thing
1
4%
 
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Re: Mac or PC?

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Same man, I prefer PC too.
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Re: Mac or PC?

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Seems that 81% agree. :P
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Re: Mac or PC?

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Make that 82 :P

I still wonder what “ironic penguin thing is”... :mrgreen:

But anyways I chose PC. The few times I used a Mac I was uncomfortable with it.
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Re: Mac or PC?

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At least, a Mac will play Rayman Mini. :lol:
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Re: Mac or PC?

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It's true, MacOS - Can play Rayman Mini, PC - Can play everything else. :lol:
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Re: Mac or PC?

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I have used both for a long time (PC for most of my life) and I prefer Mac; better performance, easy to use and no virus (at least based on my experience). The only thing I really dislike about Mac is the price.
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Re: Mac or PC?

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In all seriousness, I don't have much experience with Mac, but they're supposed to be better in terms of reliability, and a lot of people use them for work. The main thing a PC is better for is gaming, but it depends on what you want to use a computer for and whether you play consoles etc. I'm just so used to PC's myself, I like having the option to upgrade components, and they're much cheaper to build than buying a Mac too.

MacOS is similar to Linux in many ways, but with Apple branding. The price point of a Mac is the main thing that puts me off, knowing I can build a PC with similar specs for less than half the price.
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Re: Mac or PC?

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Steo wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:55 pm
In all seriousness, I don't have much experience with Mac, but they're supposed to be better in terms of reliability, and a lot of people use them for work. The main thing a PC is better for is gaming, but it depends on what you want to use a computer for and whether you play consoles etc. I'm just so used to PC's myself, I like having the option to upgrade components, and they're much cheaper to build than buying a Mac too.

MacOS is similar to Linux in many ways, but with Apple branding. The price point of a Mac is the main thing that puts me off, knowing I can build a PC with similar specs for less than half the price.
Is it very difficult to build a PC in order to do things like edit video or manage large files in Photoshop (without the PC freezing constantly)? Or is it better to find an expert to do that and avoid ruining your own computer?
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Re: Mac or PC?

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Elite Piranha wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:18 pm
Is it very difficult to build a PC in order to do things like edit video or manage large files in Photoshop (without the PC freezing constantly)? Or is it better to find an expert to do that and avoid ruining your own computer?
It's not really that difficult, the main thing you'd have to be careful about while building one is the pins on the motherboard (Intel) or the pins on the CPU (AMD), as you really don't want to bend them. Most things are straight forward though, with the most confusing one usually being plugging in the cables the front I/O (power button, LED's etc.) in the correct order. There's usually a diagram on the website for the motherboard explaining where they go, and the board itself usually has them labelled.
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Re: Mac or PC?

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Steo wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:23 pm
It's not really that difficult, the main thing you'd have to be careful about while building one is the pins on the motherboard (Intel) or the pins on the CPU (AMD), as you really don't want to bend them. Most things are straight forward though, with the most confusing one usually being plugging in the cables the front I/O (power button, LED's etc.) in the correct order. There's usually a diagram on the website for the motherboard explaining where they go, and the board itself usually has them labelled.
I'm exceptionally bad at anything that involves dismantling a PC, I've only done that to remove a hard drive from a laptop that no longer worked. Is there a website or websites that you recommend that teach how to do this kind of things?
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Re: Mac or PC?

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I've never really used websites when assembling them, aside from looking at the actual site for the motherboard manuals (such as ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte etc.) if I needed to look up the front I/O.

It basically works in the way that you just need all the necessary components, then once you have them all, it's easier than you might think. There are videos or other sites you could look at by googling, but it would basically just be for an example of how someone builds a computer, as a few things can vary. LinusTechTips always does that kind of stuff, so surely he'd at least have one video showing people how to build a computer.

The CPU pins are really what you want to be careful with, but it's very easy to actually install the CPU. Nothing bad will happen if the CPU is slotted in from above like it's supposed to be, and there would definitely be videos for that, along with basic instructions. RAM just slots into a computer in a similar fashion to a game cartridge also, so once the motherboard is screwed into the case and you have those installed, the rest is mainly straight forward stuff and cable management.
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Re: Mac or PC?

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Steo wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:01 pm
I've never really used websites when assembling them, aside from looking at the actual site for the motherboard manuals (such as ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte etc.) if I needed to look up the front I/O.

It basically works in the way that you just need all the necessary components, then once you have them all, it's easier than you might think. There are videos or other sites you could look at by googling, but it would basically just be for an example of how someone builds a computer, as a few things can vary. LinusTechTips always does that kind of stuff, so surely he'd at least have one video showing people how to build a computer.

The CPU pins are really what you want to be careful with, but it's very easy to actually install the CPU. Nothing bad will happen if the CPU is slotted in from above like it's supposed to be, and there would definitely be videos for that, along with basic instructions. RAM just slots into a computer in a similar fashion to a game cartridge also, so once the motherboard is screwed into the case and you have those installed, the rest is mainly straight forward stuff and cable management.
Ok, thanks for the detailed answer :), I'll check LinusTechTips. However I normally prefer to use laptops and I've heard that the room for customization in equipments like that is very little to non-existent. Maybe another option could be to buy a laptop with decent hardware/specs and try to optimize the software as much as possible to get the best perfomance.
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Re: Mac or PC?

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If portability is what you need then a laptop makes more sense. A gaming laptop costs a fair bit more than a gaming PC with the same specs would, but then again it's much easier to put a laptop into a bag than bringing around a huge computer and all of the peripherals.
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Re: Mac or PC?

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PC because I grew up with computers whose operating system are Microsoft Windows and my family and I are middle class according to the socioeconomic level.
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Re: Mac or PC?

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At any rate, I haven't a clue what is meant by "ironic penguin thing", since the question of operating system is orthogonal to that of hardware (which is what "PC" and "Mac" designate). :mrgreen:

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Re: Mac or PC?

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PluMGMK wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:53 pm
At any rate, I haven't a clue what is meant by "ironic penguin thing", since the question of operating system is orthogonal to that of hardware (which is what "PC" and "Mac" designate). :mrgreen:
The ironic penguin thing that says in the poll actually it's refering to Linux.
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Re: Mac or PC?

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12RayChienne9 wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:17 pm
PluMGMK wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:53 pm
At any rate, I haven't a clue what is meant by "ironic penguin thing", since the question of operating system is orthogonal to that of hardware (which is what "PC" and "Mac" designate). :mrgreen:
The ironic penguin thing that says in the poll actually it's refering to Linux.
Yep, but Linux is an OS (technically just a kernel), not a type of computer. :mrgreen:

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Re: Mac or PC?

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Actually yeah, that really is irrelevant then. :P
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Re: Mac or PC?

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Maybe if this was a poll on what type of OS you prefer it would make sense.
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^ reminds me of mixing up directions and breaking the forum. :lol:

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Re: Mac or PC?

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I think there is a thread about that elsewhere, but I don't know how penguins got into this poll. :P
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