Help Me Buy

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Nov 25, 2007

Help Me Buy by Fusion at 6:07 PM (1,772 Views / 0 Likes) 26 replies

  1. Fusion
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    Hi,

    I got a hard choice, i bought a PS3 (yeap great work there [​IMG] lol ) but the problem is i think i should of bought a Mac Mini (no not from McDonalds [​IMG] ) as i only use my PS3 for linux's multimedia & emulators, thing is though should i stick with the PS3 or get Mac Mini (1.83ghz Core2-Duo model).

    I thought the PS3 linux would be good for Multimedia & emu's but its not all that great imo. Mac Mini i can do the same thing but with more dedicated & non locked out hardware, only thing i will be out of is playing ps3 games in future / or an extra 150$ to buy the Mac Mini.

    Entainment wise, i got 2 Xbox360's, 2 NDS-Lites with R4's, an original xbox (xbmc) & 2 Windows Xp PC's. I bought the 2nd's of stuff to give to my girlfriend who lives with me.

    Thing is i cant figure out which i want more? help!!!

    Mac Mini people out there (or mac heads in general) how is the performance like on the Mac Mini has it got grunt for the stuff i do, most games i play on computers are classic's or source port/improvements of old games etc & my emulators. Maybe the Mac Mini will be good to get rid of the xbox1 & use Mac Mini as its replacement?

    I need some fast reply's if possible [​IMG]

    Thanks all. [​IMG]
     


  2. Fusion
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    No replys [​IMG]

    everyone is as confused as i am it seems.
     
  3. Linkiboy

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    Keep it as a blu-ray player if you're into that sort of thing
     
  4. BoneMonkey

    Banned BoneMonkey The cheese stash is a lie.

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    a mac mini

    ewwwwwwww
     
  5. Sonicslasher

    Member Sonicslasher In Law we trust.

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    I was just thinking of that juicy big mac, and then you decide to make it a mini [​IMG]
     
  6. laminaatplaat

    Member laminaatplaat GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    you got like 3000 different machines to do alot of stuff on and you are thinking about a mac mini??????


    no, i dont get it.
     
  7. Mewgia

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    Why do you want a Mac Mini over building a PC or something? Just curious. There are times when getting a Mac Mini is beneficial but I don't see why it would be in your case.





    Go away.
     
  8. ZeWarrior

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    I second this. Mewgia your sig you have a few spelling mistakes :S TC get a PS3. You can play games and if you need basic computing needs you can install linux on it.
     
  9. Fusion
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    I Just dont know, i've got the PS3 sitting here (1 game btw Resistence lol) on the desk but yet the mac mini has got my eye instead now. I have linux installed already (have tryed Ubuntu 7.04 & 7.10, Xbuntu, Yellow Dog) but its slow. :/

    I dont get why either its just when your mind tells you & you just got have it kinda thing, i one hand i want it (the PS3) & in another i dont, so confused.

    My ps3 is a 40gb model (ie. no ps2 playback only ps1/ps3) btw.

    I know i got fifty thousand things to do the same thing on, i got a short attension span sometimes lol.

    Building my own computer on the other hand, im just outta that now i used to be a few years ago but now meh. My PC is an AMD64 2.21ghz 512GB Ram, 200GB & a crappy Gforce 5200FX if memory services me correct its a 128MB model. Just a basic pc really, does what i need.

    Man this is hard to think [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. Mewgia

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    No shit dude, I put those in on purpose. As long as you are referring to "noice" and the like.
     
  11. ZeWarrior

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    Didn't have to be so rude. Geez what the fuck is your problem?
     
  12. Salamantis

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    Well a Mac Mini is pretty good for entertainment purposes, with Front Row and all that. Even adding an Apple TV is great, you'll be able to stream from anywhere in the house. As for gaming, they are not the best for the newer games but as you say you'd play emulated games and classics, they would work. And you can dual-boot windows, so any Windows-only emus can be used as well.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Fusion
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    Added more to this post. [​IMG]

    Im going crazy thinking is all i can say, i looked at a few vids of mini mac on youtube, looks pretty good. Hmm :'(
     
  14. Fusion
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    Thank you, this is what i like to hear, pro's & con's about my two children umm i mean choices. [​IMG]
     
  15. ZeWarrior

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    But think about it do you really need a new computer at this time? If you do get a Mac Mini, if you don't get a PS3.
     
  16. Salamantis

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    Yes, but like he said he only uses his PS3 for multimedia and emus. You can get a Mac Mini, and if you really want it, a seperate blu-ray reader. Of course, it will cost a couple because of the Blu-Ray reader, but with the pure quality of a good monitor + blu-ray movies it is worth it, lol.
     
  17. JPH

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    You've got a PC - there are plenty of emulators on PC that emulate older game systems (much more than Macs).
    And you can always run MacOS X on Windows - just buy MacOS X and install it to your PC (Google Virtual PC) [​IMG]

    You, my friend, need to be a better stuard of your money [​IMG]
     
  18. ZeWarrior

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    He should buy games and a PC Monitor then. He'll be able to play in HD, Watch HD movies, and have a monitor for his PC. Mac Minis are cool but right now I still say he should see if he really needs the mac mini. If he doesn't stay with the PS3.
     
  19. Fusion
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    I got a HD TV/PC Monitor, looky here.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Im not into new games on computers, thats why i got the X360's.
     
  20. Fusion
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    Blah stupid pic turned crap, its a 32" widescreen lcd tv/pc monitor supports only up all up to 1080i though.
     

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