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MBP 15" i7 2.66GHz vs. MBP 13" 2.4GHz + Custom Windows Gaming Computer?


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MBP 15" i7 2.66GHz vs. MBP 13" 2.4GHz + Custom Windows Gaming Computer? I want to get a MBP, but don't know if to get a 15" or 13" + Custom Gaming computer. The reason why I have a custom gaming computer with the 13" MBP, is because the 13" MBP is simply not enough powerful for running any games that I would like to. Is simply the MBP 15" a better option with it's simplicity?

In the second option, the pros are the MBP 13" portability and the desktop PC power for running games (No video/audio/photo editing).

I will be using my computer(s) for video/audio/photo editing, surfing the web, posting YouTube videos and other stuff like that, but also some "hardcore" stuff like playing all the Left 4 Dead 2, Crysis, GTA IV, etc...


Custom Gaming Computer would have something like 8GB RAM, i7 2.93GHz, 2TB 7200, Blue Ray drive etc...

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Tailing off your other thread...I have always believed in a two machine setup if you are a hardcore gamer. You can build a cheap Windoze box that will blow almost all the of Mac's away for gaming. That being said the Mac's are getting much better. I think with the Steam relationship this difference will keep getting smaller. Still there is no way to compare a notebook (or iMac for that matter) to a huge old gaming desktop.
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Agreed. Gaming sucks on a laptop anyway, the form-factor just doesn't lend itself well to a good immersive experience.

I do most of my computing on a MBP. But I do maintain a Windows box for gaming. I find it liberating to be able to change my graphics card at will or swap out motherboards as new processors and technologies are released. I can't do that with a notebook (even those with upgradable GPUs offer very limited and costly options).

I'd say go with the cheaper MBP and build yourself a custom gaming rig. It's like having the best of both worlds.

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13' for crysis and GTA,i dont think so, go for 15' i7
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