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Ok today I bought a Alienware 15x with 2ghz i7 and GTX 460m for $500. The reason why he was selling it so cheap was because it "wouldn't turn on all the way" this was ecause windows was corrupt, he bought a new one anyways. So I reinstalled windows and everything is fine now. One of my friends at school got 27in 3.1ghz 6970m iMAC for Xmas but they hate OSX so they are willing to trade me. Should I do it? I'm almost 100% foriegn to OSX. This thing hasn't even been used but once. I know it's worth $2,000 while my Alienware is worth around $1200 I'm thinking. Is I possible to play games inside of Windows 7 on the iMAC and if so has anyone on here done this? I was also curious apon the overclock ability of the iMAC. Thanks.
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Think of it as dumbed down linux with major eyecandy make over
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Ok today I bought a Alienware 15x with 2ghz i7 and GTX 460m for $500. The reason why he was selling it so cheap was because it "wouldn't turn on all the way" this was ecause windows was corrupt, he bought a new one anyways. So I reinstalled windows and everything is fine now. One of my friends at school got 27in 3.1ghz 6970m iMAC for Xmas but they hate OSX so they are willing to trade me. Should I do it? I'm almost 100% foriegn to OSX. This thing hasn't even been used but once. I know it's worth $2,000 while my Alienware is worth around $1200 I'm thinking. Is I possible to play games inside of Windows 7 on the iMAC and if so has anyone on here done this? I was also curious apon the overclock ability of the iMAC. Thanks.

Ewww, iMac...

I might be trollin but I just don't like em.
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Well how much is the laptop I bought worth?
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Ewww, iMac...
I might be trollin but I just don't like em.

iMacs are just a couple of mid end parts stuffed into a nice case. Same goes with any other macs lol
post #6 of 47
Alienware is almost no better lol
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I dont know if id would be possible to install windows 7 on a iMac... , if yes its totally worth it
edit :just saw this
http://theiplanet.com/imac/installing-windows7-on-imac.html

So yeah , just imagine , 27'' screen againt 15'' laptop...
and the hardware is better
Edited by adgame - 2/7/12 at 6:39pm
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I dont know if id would be possible to install windows 7 on a iMac... , if yes its totally worth it

Of course you can, macs arnt different from any other things execpt for the OS
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Well how much is the laptop I bought worth?

$900-$1100 since an m14x is $1100 but has a 555m and the m15x is older though.

I don't know why they call a 555m a gaming card anyway.
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I just don't know I I should keep the alien ware and use it or get the iMac an use/sell it.....I mean in getting a $2k piece of tech for $500 basicly.
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