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i currently have a 2010 15'' macbook pro i7 at 2.66ghz with 4gb of ram and a geforce GT 330M 512 mb. From what I have heard i should be able to play Skyrim with decent frames on low. My question is whether or not you think it is worth buying and playing now on my macbook pro in bootcamp, or whether you think i should wait until i build my awesome gaming rig sometime in march. Im going to be spending around 4k on a rig once ivybridge comes out and will definitely be able to max out the graphics then. Do you think its worth ruining the surprise and wonder of a first play through on my macbook pro, or should i wait for my awesome rig?
Edited by nsamuels10 - 11/6/11 at 6:09pm
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Boot camp with a computer? I guess I went to the wrong place.
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i currently have a 2010 15'' macbook pro i7 at 2.66ghz with 4gb of ram and a geforce GT 330M. From what I have heard i should be able to play Skyrim with decent frames on low. My question is whether or not you think it is worth buying and playing now on my macbook pro in bootcamp, or whether you think i should wait until i build my awesome gaming rig sometime in march. Im going to be spending around 4k on a rig once ivybridge comes out and will definitely be able to max out the graphics then. Do you think its worth ruining the surprise and wonder of a first play through on my macbook pro, or should i wait for my awesome rig?
Are you National Guard?

I dunno if Skyrim will even be supported on Mac man. You should be able to run it at decent frames, if it will run. Question is, why would you play during bootcamp? I assume you mean AIT or technology training or w/e your discipline is (assuming your USA nationality military)

For me - Id get it ASAP on Thurs 11:59.
    
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I would wait, I mean the game doesn't disappear and by then there will be some cool mods out aswell.

Btw guys bootcamp Is an app for Mac to run windows:-)
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bootcamp meaning im running windows 7 on a mac.
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Wait, Bethesda games are always buggy when first released. Besides it should have good mods out by then that will fix most of the game.

( The game is a casual console port. It will NEED to be fixed. If you think otherwise you obviously have not followed the game. And don't try to argue it.)
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ok, if you're not actually going anywhere with that "bootcamp" (lol)

then I truely suggest you split your $4000 fund in the future.

spend 1 - 1.5k for a computer when the game comes out, spend heavier on parts you think you're going to reuse, for example power supply, accessories such as mouse and keyboard etc.

and to be honest....that will max the game out right.....

and guess what, spending the remaining 2.5-3k later to upgrade your stuff? it will be just as powerful as spending 4k in 1 blow anyway....unless you wanna buy extreme edition...OR unless you have none of that fund right now...
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You really do not need Four thousand dollars on an ivy rig for gaming.

1.5k should EASILY get you a incredibly high end gaming rig capable of maxing everything out for maybe two or three years, depending on the console generation.

But, to your question, I suggest playing now slowely, Skyrim will surely take more than four months. When you get your new gaming rig, you will be able to play some of skyrim maxed out, which will probably "amplify" the "holy crap" factor of high end gaming rig.

Edit: Welcome to pcgaming btw! I hope you will not be disappointing!
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i currently have a 2010 15'' macbook pro i7 at 2.66ghz with 4gb of ram and a geforce GT 330M 512 mb. From what I have heard i should be able to play Skyrim with decent frames on low. My question is whether or not you think it is worth buying and playing now on my macbook pro in bootcamp, or whether you think i should wait until i build my awesome gaming rig sometime in march. Im going to be spending around 4k on a rig once ivybridge comes out and will definitely be able to max out the graphics then. Do you think its worth ruining the surprise and wonder of a first play through on my macbook pro, or should i wait for my awesome rig?
I have a mbp with the same video card. It's an amazing laptop I love it. But.... Even with boot camp skyrim will not run very well. I run wow on my laptop and it definitely heats up. If you really want to play skyrim now get it on 360 and trade it in on the pc version when you build your new rig in a few months.
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