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Ok.

So a few months back I realized something very important: I am going to University this september for school, so I decided to get rid of my 2600k rig and with the money, I bought a laptop for school. I'm a bit of an apple fanboy, but I did good boys... I bought a used 2010 macbook pro for $850 CAD off of craigslist.

But, here's the thing. All i have left from my old rig are my Klipsch Pro Media 2.1's

With Bootcamp installed, Win 7 is ok, gaming is fine, but It's not ideal.

Do you guys think I should sell the Macbook Pro for 850 (I'm pretty sure I can get that), and then start from the ground up and build a desktop rig?

The one downside I can see is that I wouldn't be able to bring the desktop to class, for obvious reasons.

I don't make a lot of money, since I'm on disability, but I could swing it so that I could build a nice desktop with the addition of the macbook's sale.

I'm a computer addict by nature and I have been one ever since I started 6 years ago.

Advice????????????????
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post #2 of 13
My first question is do you really need the laptop in class?
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post #3 of 13
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My first question is do you really need the laptop in class?

not necessarily.

Which is why I am seriously doubting the whole laptop purchase.

Gaming is painful to be honest.
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I know I never used a laptop in class in my first 2 years of school. I always had a desktop in college and was glad I did.
 
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Gaming is painful to be honest.

Oh definitely!

Back to your topic, if I were in your position, I'd sell that laptop in the wink of an eye and build a new rig, and if you really need a laptop for class (this means typing notes or whatever) I'd just look for a decent tablet or a netbook. smile.gif
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bringing laptop to class is usually more harmful than beneficial.
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I know I never used a laptop in class in my first 2 years of school. I always had a desktop in college and was glad I did.

I think what I might do is this... offer the macbook as a trade for a 2500k/2600k rig.

Hopefully the hardware in the rig is decent.

Otherwise, I would have possibly 1350-1400 to spend on a new rig.
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I know I never used a laptop in class in my first 2 years of school. I always had a desktop in college and was glad I did.

I think what I might do is this... offer the macbook as a trade for a 2500k/2600k rig.

Hopefully the hardware in the rig is decent.

Otherwise, I would have possibly 1350-1400 to spend on a new rig.

If you have that much budget, I'd spend about $1000 on a desktop, then put the remaining toward a cheap(er) laptop/netbook, something under $300-400 that you can use to take to class/the library if you really need to. Get something no bigger than 15" though, 11" or 13" would be fine for taking to class and small enough where carrying it isn't a burden.

It's nice to have the option to take a laptop to class/the library so I'd recommend getting a nice desktop and a cheaper laptop for mobility.
post #9 of 13
Honestly, I'm a Computer Science major and after my laptop was stolen I never replaced it. Sure I miss having one occasionally but it's not really necessary. Anytime I think about buying another I'm too temped to add to the desktop.
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laptops in class are useless. i havent had 1 class where it was needed. most of the idiots that bring theirs are just on FB. srsly, u dont need one. i would build a desktop. possibly a smaller form factor just to be a little more portable. College is great for meeting ppl with similar interests. I bet you could setup a LAN party pretty quickly.
 
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