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PostSubject: What Platform Do You Use?   5/5/2009, 10:31 am

Morning everyone...Contemplating things while maintenance is going on.

My thought is this: Who uses PC and who uses Mac? I am considering a new computer purchase and Warcraft is a large consideration in that. While I won't even consider an Alienware from Dell because of the expense, should I consider a Mac? For those of you on Mac, how happy are you with your Warcraft experience?
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PostSubject: Re: What Platform Do You Use?   5/5/2009, 11:06 am

I had a Mac long ago, and I can't see myself going back. Too much software that isn't released until long after PC gets it. Too inaccessible for upgrading parts. Just not what I want in a computer. I'm due for an upgrade soon, and expect I'll be getting my next system from http://www.doghousesystems.com/.They are all WoW players and use it as one of their benchmark tests, so I feel pretty confident I'll be getting exactly what I want out of it.
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PostSubject: Re: What Platform Do You Use?   5/5/2009, 7:13 pm

I've always played on a PC, so I can't really compare any of my experiences to a Mac. Pretty much though as long as you have a decent vid card and RAM you're golden. WoW, compared to games like Crysis, FEAR 2, COD4:MW/COD5, isn't all that graphics intensive. When I got back into WoW and bought a new computer I got a Gateway FX6000 rig and it's overkill for WoW. I run everything at max settings on a 22" widescreen HD monitor at 1600x1200 resolution and I get 50fps...in Dalaran. Sarth3D dropped me down to about 30FPS once, but that was the lowest I've seen it without being affected by latency or lag from my ISP.
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PostSubject: Re: What Platform Do You Use?   5/11/2009, 6:28 pm

I have to say that as a long time Mac user, my experience in Warcraft and other games has been seamless, the integration of controls and specific sound/video that is only displayable on some top end Macs compared to PC makes it all worth while. I am not at all a PC hater, but the difference I find is simply preference, I enjoy gaming on my Mac working on it, others may not. It all boils down to not really listening to what others tell you, make your own call on this, and go to a real Mac store if you have not been to one, get some information and make a decision based on your own findings. As far as should you go Mac in MY opinion?.....Never hurts to try something new. Happy Gaming! geek
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PostSubject: Re: What Platform Do You Use?   5/12/2009, 8:13 am

im a vista user...
its got lots of pros and LOTS of cons
but i like macs too
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PostSubject: Re: What Platform Do You Use?   5/15/2009, 10:10 pm

I am planning a show about gaming PCs and how system performance affects your play style, etc... what are some gaming system PC companies you would like to hear from?
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PostSubject: Re: What Platform Do You Use?   5/16/2009, 1:13 am

The only ones I know of are Alienware and Doghouse Systems. I'm sure you could get the Doghouse guys on. They are very accessible.
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PostSubject: Re: What Platform Do You Use?   5/16/2009, 10:14 am

I have used both PC and MAC to play wow at the same time.. PC is a desktop and MAC a laptop and after using both for a while I have switched 100% over to the mac for playing wow.. There has been no issues at all and i find it runs a little better on a mac...


plus there is always the add bouns of not having to use anti-virus and any of that other stuff
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PostSubject: Re: What Platform Do You Use?   5/18/2009, 4:57 pm

PC FTW
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PostSubject: Re: What Platform Do You Use?   5/31/2009, 12:15 pm

I've played on a Mac for as long as I've been playing WoW. People are always saying how PC > Mac, but I've never had any problems or not been able to do something a PC player could. In the end I think it's just a matter of preference. You can always go to an Apple store and just play around on a Mac to get a feel with it. The only thing bad about a Mac is the mouse, DO NOT USE THAT THING!!!
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PostSubject: Re: What Platform Do You Use?   6/15/2009, 12:25 am

I really like building my own computers the way I want them to perform. I would never go for a Mac because you pay for a brand rather than performance or utility. If you are not into computers I highly suggest getting in contact with a company that build systems and explaining your needs and your budget directly to them. That's the best way to get something you need for a reasonable price.
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PostSubject: Re: What Platform Do You Use?   6/18/2009, 5:02 am

Ive been playing WoW on a mac for the last couple years and cant say i have ever had any performance issues. However i will say that the mighty mouse that comes with your mac should be used for about 1 week while you wait for a gaming mouse lol seriously not worth the hassle trying to use it lol
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PostSubject: Mac always, PC rarely   6/30/2009, 11:39 am

Virtually all of my hours WoW-wise are on a Mac.

I have a gaming PC at work and play it from there occaisionally. Between the two, I prefer Mac because of the built-in controls for iTunes in particular and also for movie recording (though I haven't taken any movies in a while).
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PostSubject: Gaming PC's websites   7/29/2009, 9:51 pm

Bought mine from http://www.ibuypower.com/ and was/am happy with the performance, although, I have upgraded the GPU and PSU since my purchase.

Doing research before purchasing something (expensive) is always a good bet.

Some other Gaming PC sites to consider:

http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/
http://digitalstormonline.com/

And, to Stomp, if you can get people from those companies would be uber to hear from.
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PostSubject: Re: What Platform Do You Use?   7/30/2009, 6:42 am

I use a 2007 era 15 inch Macbook Pro. It works fine except for Dalaran; in retrospect I wish I went with the 256MB 8600M instead of the 128MB 8600M. I plug it into a 22 inch monitor and I'm good to go.

If you're a gamer that plays WoW, go with a PC. If you're a non-gamer that plays WoW, I'd recommend something like a Macbook Pro or a 22 inch iMac with upgraded graphics.
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PostSubject: Re: What Platform Do You Use?   8/16/2009, 5:57 pm

PC here. I've got a 4 year old Dell XPS with an upgraded GPU and other than the fact it takes forever to load and just the normal windows bloat it's worked pretty well.

As for the whole Mac vs. PC debate..just like Stompalina on 3.2 I'll just have to say "meh."

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