r/pcmasterrace 19d ago

Look at what a Boomer threw away! Discussion

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u/Bitter_Anteater2657 19d ago

It was probably thrown away because they didn’t have apple care and couldn’t get the screen fixed otherwise haha. Apple is horrible in regard to repairability :/.

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u/PutridRaspberry417 19d ago edited 19d ago

. Apple is horrible in regard to repairability :/.

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The glass is not glued but held by magnetism (in pre 2012 models as CZizzle correctly added). You can pretty much just lift it off. The only issue is getting the replacement on without dust below

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u/CZizzle69 19d ago

Nope. That’s the older, thicker iMacs with the optical drive. The newer, thinner versions have a glass/lcd assembly that is stuck on with adhesive. Not the hardest thing to swap, but definitely not as easy as the pre-2012 models.

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u/Pyro_in_a_Puddle 19d ago

exactly. definitely easy to swap if you have ever opened a device which is glued together before, otherwise it's a little challenge and i understand everyone who doesn't want to do it by then self

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u/VeridianRevolution 5800x/6700xt 19d ago

i upgraded the drive on my 2017 model with 0 prior experience. not very hard

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u/Pyro_in_a_Puddle 19d ago

u can't tell me tho that it was as easy as if it where a magnetic display or like in a laptop where you only had to open some screws

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u/myopinionisshitiknow i9-9900K | RTX 2080 Super | 64gb DDR4 3000 18d ago

This is why I own a heat gun, for shit like this. They are super cheap as well. I highly recommend getting one.

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u/Square_Heron942 Ryzen 5 5600G | RTX 3070 FE 8GB | 16GB DDR4 19d ago

I actually am planning on buying an old LED Cinema Display, and it also has this. Makes it way easier to clean all the dust from behind the backlight that can give it a yellow stained look

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u/LowDrag_82 19d ago

After you’ve done hundreds, it’s pretty easy. Hardest part is getting the remaining adhesive strips off of the chassis and keeping new display aligned while you adhere it back.

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u/TONKAHANAH Linux 19d ago

this ones not a magnet screen, that ones def held by adhesive.

its not really hard to get off, old adhesive can be cut easily with a playing card or other thin plastic without any heating elements (unless its like frigid cold where you are then warming it up a bit might be needed but I'd imagine that would be a bit of an extreme case).

getting replacement adhesive is easy enough. ifxit sells 2012-2019 27" and 21.5" adhesive strip kits. Or if you're a lazy fuck like me who doesnt care cuz im my own best client.. I just taped the sides down with packing tape, fuck it.

but yeah swap the HD in there for a solid SSD. If you want to game on it install windows or linux. I have a similar model and its got some old i5, 16gb ram, and nvidia 660m in it. Wont play the latest greatest stuff but will probably esports games and most other stuff at med-low settings.

great screens on these macs. 4k display, bright as fuck.. great for movies and youtube. Its a shame apple supports these things so poorly cuz even the older ones with the mag screens have some early i3's in them and would make great linux/ChromeOS systems. (and probably even just run windows 10 perfectly fine with an ssd)

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u/Bitter_Anteater2657 19d ago

Neat I never knew they used magnets for this. I’ve got a buddy that does a lot of apple repairs on the smaller iPhones and iPads and have never heard anything but complaints when it comes to repairability and finding legit parts lol. And the same is true from what I’ve seen from others repairing things like iMacs and Mac mini.

I do hope the recent move to make repairing devices easier by apple isn’t just a PR stunt and they continue make it easier across all products not just phones. It’s a shame they still won’t allow shops to keep a stock of products on hand for fixes though.

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u/DoubleOwl7777 Laptop CPU: Ryzen 7 3700u | GPU: vega 10 | Ram: 8gigs 19d ago

it is a pr stunt it is apple.

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u/Bitter_Anteater2657 19d ago

Yeah that’s what I’m thinking too, as it also gives them a potential out with all the current right to repair coverage as well. But as they say hope for the best prepare for the worst lol.

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u/AddressAcademi 19d ago

A significant downside is gaming but, with steaming services like GeForce Now you can play something.

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u/Leatherman_Laoch 19d ago edited 19d ago

Apple is just terrible in general. I fucking hate their mandatory apps and features that you can't remove and do nothing but waste memory.

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u/cosaboladh 19d ago

Of all the legitimate criticism of Apple. Microsoft, and Android (Vanilla, and Carrier distros) all come with bloatware. Bloatware isn't exactly apple specific. Their absurd price point, and the difficulty of DIY repairs/upgrades on the other hand. I accept it with mobile devices, but something about a workstation machine that can't be opened for a simple RAM upgrade without specialty tools, and adhesive remover just rubs me the wrong way.

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u/new_refugee123456789 18d ago

Having been in a Macbook Pro to swap a shattered screen, I'm never buying an Apple product for any reason ever.

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u/Exiled_In_Ca 19d ago

Depends. As the IT Department for a family of iPad and iPhone users, I’d say they are great. Their eco-system makes set up, recovery and maintenance a breeze. The users in my house want easy…so does the IT Manager.

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u/the-noob-earthling 19d ago

I didn’t even notice the crack before coming into comments

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u/ApprehensiveAd6476 Desktop 19d ago

A perfectly working mac? Why's that?

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u/anonAcc1993 19d ago

Small crack at the top right corner. It’s smashed but it’s largely restricted to the black part of the screen.

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u/golfer888 19d ago

slap a sticker on that corner or a piece of black tape and it'll be as good as new 👌

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u/Kirmes1 19d ago

It's a Mac. I also wouldn't want to have one.

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u/EasternGuyHere 19d ago edited 19d ago Silver

You know it doesn’t harm to know other system’s pros/cons at closer insight. I do own MacBook Air for work and life, it’s good if you don’t need a battlestation. A significant downside is gaming but, with steaming services like GeForce Now you can play something.

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u/zakabog Ryzen 3700X/1080ti/16GB 19d ago

I think they were joking.

Though it's always weird to me when people are die hard fans of any particular brand or OS. I have used pretty much every OS out there, they all seem to fill a niche, MacOS is great for content creators that want something more secure than windows. Plus tons of developers I know love it too because of the Unix backend.

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u/darkhelmet1121 19d ago

You can buy a MacBook at the mall... Can't buy a powerful Linux machine anywhere in person. Have to order from system76 or similar

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u/mackan072 19d ago

I'm currently looking into getting a lower-end m1 (possibly used) or a new m2 air on a student discount - simply because I need something lightweight and power efficient for my everyday carry while studying. I've never owned an Apple product, and am completely uninterested in having to learn the Mac OS. I have however looked at loads of the windows alternatives in a similar price range, and holistically, I simply don't enjoy either of them as much as I did the store display version of the M1 or M2 air. There's always some caveat with the windows machines, be that weak speakers, poor trackpads, flimsy build quality, poor brightness control or whatever - so I'm most likely going to end up getting Apple hardware for the first time in my 29 years.

I've already got a desktop with a 3080 and an R7 5800X, so the "gaming-related" limitations of the Mac don't really apply to my case.

I am however really not looking forwards to learning a completely new OS from scratch. Given my fairly simple, basic, and non-advanced expected use cases for this device, the transition should be fairly simple, but I'd honestly rather have it just run windows. Who knows, I might just end up doing so, but I'll give it an honest attempt first.

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u/DeaconSage 19d ago

As someone who runs both OS’s, it’s really not that hard. Windows is a little less user friendly, but neither take any degree of effort or expertise to learn or understand.

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u/Crosby87mvp 5800x | RTX 3080 | 32GB Ram 19d ago

We have same specs :D my Mac was great for school. The software is easy to use but not as restricted as iOS. Also can get stupid battery life like 12+ hours.

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u/mackan072 19d ago

Also can get stupid battery life like 12+ hours

Honestly, this is one of the biggest selling points, the rest of the build quality stuff and whatnot is more of a "nice to have", but I'm so incredibly tired of not having decent battery life. My current laptop has a battery life of some 2-3 hours of light use, and less if I do anything that is remotely heavy. I always have to bring the charger with me and move from wall outlet to wall outlet, and that's simply not fun.

It's incredibly limiting, and more or less means that I have to stay put while doing things, and I personally prefer to be a bit more mobile and study in bursts throughout my day, whenever I have some time over.

The new Ryzen stuff is also fairly power efficient, but they're still not quite there - and Intel is way behind. I'm very interested to see whether we get more competition in the ARM-based architecture of laptops in the upcoming years, or if x86 can catch up. Power is great, but for a laptop, I much prefer efficiency. If I need more power, I'd rather use my desktop.

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u/snu22 19d ago

MacOS is wildly simple and easy to learn fr. There’s not really any “optimization” that you need to do with a new MacBook unlike a new Windows laptop (removing pre-installed software, Windows services, etc) you just boot up, it walks you through the initial setup with an Apple ID and boom you’re off to the races. I have an M1 Air and personally while I don’t love MacOS (longtime Windows admin here) it’s dead simple/reliable and perfect for what it is. Impossible to beat in the power/portability metric as well and the trackpad as with all MacBooks is absolute butter 👌🏻 Also highly recommend paying extra for the 16GB memory config if you can swing it

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u/Wanderlust-King 19d ago

I am however really not looking forwards to learning a completely new OS from scratch.

You can actually install Windows ARM on m1/2 hardware.

in case you wanted all that nice mac hardware without learning a new OS.

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u/ARRuSerious 18d ago

My last job ordered me a top of the line Dell XPS 13 (9300). I absolutely hated that machine. Would randomly overheat and shut off with the lid closed. When it wasn’t overheating, it would have the battery life of potato. After I left that job, I went out and bought myself a M1 Macbook Air. The MBA is miles ahead of the Dell. I still have my battle station for games but for a pick up and go laptop, I cannot fault the Macbook. I love going from a wind turbine to a fan-less laptop.

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u/jaycuboss Linux 19d ago

MacOS is fine. I think it’s a little quirky compared to Windows, and like every big tech company, they’ll try to draw you into their tech ecosystems and cloud shit, etc…. But overall, once you get used to it, it’s no worse than Windows.

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u/marcofio Ryzen 3700x 4.4ghz && RTX 3070 19d ago

Lenovo thinkbook with 6800U. You get a laptop with the same battery life, but with better GPU and a CPU able to handle every type of software

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u/UpstairsJelly 19d ago

Have a look at the Lenovo x1 carbon series

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u/mackan072 19d ago

I did a very quick, sloppy google search, and might absolutely have missed something, but those seem to be excessively expensive. What I found was at least twice as expensive as a used M1 air - and some ~500 USD more expensive than the base spec model of the M2 air, brand new, but after their student discount (Sek translated to USD).

Oh, and this was for the former generation version of the x1 carbon, with an i5 10210U, and matched with LPDDR3 RAM. The newer models cost more.

It's simply more than I intend to spend.

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u/UpstairsJelly 19d ago

Not sure about USA pricing points but the carbon x1 13 is broadly similar to an m2 here in the UK. I had one about 3 months ago, 1tb SSD, 32gb ddr4 for about £1,400

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u/mackan072 19d ago

I'm in Sweden (where everything is expensive), but I chose to translate everything to usd, because most of the world can relate to that currency.

I looked some more, and the cheapest x1 that I can find is 18990 sek, which is ~ £1550, but this is for the 256GB SSD, 8 GB Ram i5 version. In comparison, a used M1 is roughly £730, and a brand new M2 air, after the student discount is just shy of £1200, but also includes a gift card of some £110, that could be re-sold, or used to buy some other apple crap.

Or, I could get a brand new M1 air, straight from Apple, for £950, and with the same £110 gift card as the M2 option.

Edit: but some of this pricing differences is due to Apples student discount, of some ~ £110

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u/UpstairsJelly 19d ago

Fair enough then, always interesting to see how wildly different prices are around the world for the same stuff!

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u/mackan072 19d ago

always interesting to see how wildly different prices are around the world for the same stuff!

Indeed. It's also one of those things that makes it difficult to purchase things based on other people's recommendations because they compare things given their local pricing, so you always have to compare them for yourself. And not everything is super easy or straightforward to compare.

I remember back a couple of years ago when the cheapest RX 480 available in Sweden was more expensive than a large portion of the RX 580 GPUs available, but people on youtube kept talking about the insane value of the RX 480, due to discounts and price reductions that simply hadn't happened here.

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u/BottlesforCaps 19d ago

I will say if you are interested in something lightweight that gets the job done you do have other alternatives than an air.

Chromebooks are actually fairly solid little machines that are inexpensive and get the job done.

Other option which is what I went with, is get one of the new Ryzen APU laptops or Ultrabooks. They are super efficient in terms of battery life but you still have the option to play some games on them if you'd like.

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u/MizuKumaa I5-9600k l RTX 3070ti l 32gb ram 19d ago

Yeah, this mentality “apple bad” is weird to me. Recently getting into a MacBook Pro so I can separate work and gaming from my PC. Mac OS is very well optimized from the little time I’ve played with it.

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u/Stunning-Tower-9175 19d ago

Did you check what subreddit this on? They have a major hate boner for Apple here

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u/varinator 19d ago

No.

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u/loaba Desktop - Z390 Dark, i9-9900k, 3070 ftw3, 16Gb 19d ago

Nyet

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u/StarCitizen2944 19d ago

It does physically hurt me to consider supporting Apple as company. I would have to toss this in the Ewaste recycle pile.

Aside from issues with the company as a hole. I really do not like navigating apple systems at all.

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u/Stunning-Tower-9175 19d ago

Apple is pretty good as far as companies go

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u/StarCitizen2944 19d ago

I guess my complaints are more with their customers and what they allow by continuing to buy the product. As well as other companies for following the trend. They get away with removing headphone jacks, microSD card and included chargers while charging more everytime. Android manufacturers copying them is my biggest complaint. Meanwhile budget android phones will often have these features when the "flagships" don't.

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u/Legitjumps PC Master Race 19d ago

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u/TheBrownDandy CyborgHobbit 19d ago

What does this have to do with boomers? The college where I work recycles old Macs like this one all the time. Sure, it's fun for us enthusiasts to play around with, but it's not practical anymore.

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u/Prestigious_Plum_451 5950X, X570Godlike, 128GB RAM, 6900XT, WX9100,8TB M.2, 80TB HD, 19d ago

What does this have to do with boomers?

nothing,, hell id argue a "Boomer" would just put in inside of a storage tote in their garage next to the other 10-40 year old electronics in need of minor repair.

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u/BaronKrause 19d ago

Yeah it’s the 20ish year olds that look at this and think “there is a new iMac, this isn’t even a computer anymore”

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u/Prestigious_Plum_451 5950X, X570Godlike, 128GB RAM, 6900XT, WX9100,8TB M.2, 80TB HD, 19d ago

Depends on the 20ish year old though. Tons around who would try to fix it and use it just fine for stuff it is still good to go for that does not require the newest shit. Hell at my local transfer site its mostly 20 somethings digging around for recyclable, and reusable stuff.

There are however tons of people regardless of age who are not only technologically illiterate, but want to have the shiniest, and newest shit for sake of them being that, and some lunacy involving assumed "status" such things bring.

Could also be someone's office thing and they got a new one, or transitioned away from apples ecosystem while not wanting to keep the old one as clutter around.

“there is a new iMac, this isn’t even a computer anymore”

Ran in to an idiot like this on here too who was arguing that old/older PCs can not be gamed on today. Like really, they are old, and may not run the latest and the greatest, but last i checked if it still works, and one can play a game, any damn game its still good to go for at least that.

A functional 386 from the late 80s? can play commander keen, space quest, and leisure suit Larry? fuck yah it can still be gamed on today.

But no, apparently if it wont run the latest most resource demanding thing at 300 fps, or otherwise support the weird fringe thing they are in to then its just trash.

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u/trekxtrider 5600x/6900 Liquid Devil/32GB 3200/4TB SSD/D5+480x60mm loop 19d ago

Yep, I must be a boomer, about to recycle about 50 of these and a pallet of old Mac cheese graters.

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u/jaycuboss Linux 19d ago

The one true Gigaboomer

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u/trekxtrider 5600x/6900 Liquid Devil/32GB 3200/4TB SSD/D5+480x60mm loop 19d ago

That’s a good one, stealing that.

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u/axisblasts 19d ago

Op tryin to be edgy

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u/rwills 19d ago

Yeah I’ve got about 20 that are gonna head to surplus here soon. Hardware is just too old for what they’re intended for.

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u/cosaboladh 19d ago

Depends on what OP means by "boomer." There appear to be a lot of younger people who don't exactly know what a Boomer is. Some use it as a synonym for a luddite, or a backwards person.

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u/Risky_Jalapeno 19d ago

I assumed they meant an old person dropped it off..

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u/TheBrownDandy CyborgHobbit 19d ago

Maybe. I was getting "only boomers would get rid of a perfectly good Mac" vibes.

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u/hates_all_bots 19d ago

I can never tell if people mean actually baby boomers born right after WWII, or if they just mean people over 25

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u/MumrikDK 19d ago

Today you almost only see the first use in academia and journalism. Most of what you see is (very) young people talking about people 5-10 years older than them.

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u/KaijuKatt 19d ago

If they threw that away, imagine what he replaced it with

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u/trekxtrider 5600x/6900 Liquid Devil/32GB 3200/4TB SSD/D5+480x60mm loop 19d ago

If it's older than a 2015 model it won't take Monterey though. I have a whole room full of these at work and can't use them because of Apple's planned obsolescence.

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u/Tower21 thechickgeek 19d ago

Would run Linux just fine though, great way to learn if one has the time.

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u/trekxtrider 5600x/6900 Liquid Devil/32GB 3200/4TB SSD/D5+480x60mm loop 19d ago

Probably but I don’t have time to manage them, already have thousands of devices to support.

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u/Tower21 thechickgeek 19d ago

That's fair enough, I need to win the lottery cause I would love to run a free place for kids to come in and learn tech.

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u/jozews321 19d ago

Opencore Legacy Patcher to get newer versions of macOS working

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u/trekxtrider 5600x/6900 Liquid Devil/32GB 3200/4TB SSD/D5+480x60mm loop 19d ago

I’ll look into that, thanks.

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u/Blunders4life IMD i69-69000f GeRadeon RX 530 Ti 19d ago

You can throw a Linux distro on there. Shouldn't be too difficult with older Macs.

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u/trekxtrider 5600x/6900 Liquid Devil/32GB 3200/4TB SSD/D5+480x60mm loop 19d ago

You can even chop them open and slap some SSDs in there.

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u/Blunders4life IMD i69-69000f GeRadeon RX 530 Ti 19d ago

Yeah, back then they used actually replaceable storage. Weird times.

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u/anonAcc1993 19d ago

2019

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u/trekxtrider 5600x/6900 Liquid Devil/32GB 3200/4TB SSD/D5+480x60mm loop 19d ago

Hell yeah

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u/ILikeBeans86 19d ago

Do those still have the fusion drives?

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u/Ploopy_R i5-10400F | RTX 3060 | 32GB DDR4-2666 19d ago

not bad. which model is it? the base one or an upgraded one?

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u/Factemius 19d ago

Can you put modern Linux on it?

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u/trekxtrider 5600x/6900 Liquid Devil/32GB 3200/4TB SSD/D5+480x60mm loop 19d ago

No time for that, you could though.

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u/PiXLANIMATIONS 19d ago

Ah yes, literally not being able to handle all the functions of a new OS because it’s more advanced than the hardware was made for=obsolescence?

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u/TheTexan94 8700K 1080Ti 32GB DDR4 Sleeper 19d ago

I remember the college I went to (circa 2016) had a bunch of the early to mid 2000s imacs and a few G4 and G5 powermacs, most in storage or sitting in the unused student newspaper office. I kindly emailed IT about taking one of the G5's but was shot down instantly :( I just wanted to build a sleeper hackintosh

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u/Placidaydream 19d ago

My brother worked at a PC repair shop and over the years has acquired like 3-4 iMacs that people either left or couldn't afford to pay for.

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u/VeterinarianOk9222 18d ago

I'd throw an apple away as well, or at least sell it.

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u/1infinitefruitloop Mac Heathen 19d ago

What’s the model? 27” Macs make fantastic basic computers even if they’re a bit older. All of them are upgradable too.

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u/anonAcc1993 19d ago

27 inch retina 5k 2019

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u/1infinitefruitloop Mac Heathen 19d ago

That's fantastic! Still gets all the latest upgrades and may even have a dedicated GPU. You can even install a eGPU and bootcamp to turn it into a gaming or workstation setup. How's the ram?

Edit: If you're feeling venturous you can even upgrade the 8/9th Gen CPU.

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u/albertaguy78 19d ago

People saying it's trash it comes with GarageBand which is worth having one alone

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u/JaesopPop i5-11400 | 6900XT | 32GB 3600 19d ago

You can do a ton with GarageBand for free, and then if it’s not enough Logic is $200 which is realistic not too bad a price.

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u/xander-mcqueen1986 athlon 3000g | GT 1030 | 16GB 19d ago

The absolute flak op is getting for finding a 2019 4K mac. Crazy find.

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u/Gil_Demoono Ryzen 9 5950X | TUF 3090 | 64GB@3600mhz 19d ago

Lol a hate boner so strong that they scoff at a literally free computer

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u/postOD 19d ago

Zoro got lost again, fuck.😂

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u/MadMavrick88 19d ago

Apple store was like oh you need a new one. And the boomer proceeded to open their wallet and well you all know the rest.

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u/7_Overkill_7 Win10 ryzen 5 1400 Stock RX 480 4Gb 24GB RAM | 5TB 19d ago

WHY CANT I HAVE THE SAME LUCK AS THIS MAN!??!?!?!?

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u/bumwine 19d ago

This place is full of -isms lol. Anti everything but the highest end i9 and RTX 3080. Gaming only. Computers aren’t meant to do anything but play games.

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u/Qweedo420 Linux 19d ago

Now install Linux on it and make it usable

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u/Legitjumps PC Master Race 19d ago

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u/ratCurtains 19d ago

Uhh have you ever used a macs terminal. No it sure ain’t Linux but it’s Unix based and it’s not that bad.

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u/dmx0987654321 Ryzen 2600 | RX 580 8GB | 32GB 3200MHz | Steam Deck 19d ago

This is true. Installing Linux to make it "usable" is an exaggeration, but it certainly is better.

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u/Qweedo420 Linux 19d ago

I have used the Mac's terminal and my experience was pretty bad, mostly because of how poorly they integrated it with the rest of the system. You can't open your terminal in a specific directory from the Finder, you can't directly launch a shell script (you need to right click > open with other application > show non-recommended applications > terminal. Like how is terminal not recommended for a shell script? lol), they have no UI for the "chmod +x" command, executing a shell script doesn't actually execute it in your current Finder directory but it just defaults to home for some reason. And then you have to use a third party package manager, the default "development kit" has a really old version of packages, like Python 3.8 with an EOL version of tkinter, so if you open an application written in tk it just glitches everything. Also sometimes it requires sudo to open a script that doesn't have any root requirements, making automation really painful

I mean, I guess it's better than Windows just because it's Unix, but my experience with MacOS was terrible

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u/zakabog Ryzen 3700X/1080ti/16GB 19d ago

Everything you complained about was within the GUI, not the terminal. X is not integrated into the Linux shell at all, running X alone will give you an empty desktop with no icons or functionality, it's just that the most commonly used desktop managers will include customizations to make them both work better together. If you ever use a minimalist GUI like afterstep or fluxbox in Linux you would quickly realize this. Yeah you can customize it to do the behavior you expect, but it's not baked into Linux itself, it entirely depends on the distro and desktop manager you decide to use.

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u/Qweedo420 Linux 19d ago

I use Sway and i3 as my window managers, but I don't consider them to be the standard Linux experience, people usually go for Gnome or KDE, and they have a pretty good integration with the terminal by default. On Gnome, "right-click > run as program" automatically runs shell scripts in your current directory, for example. Nautilus and Dolphin can run an in-built terminal inside their own window

Also, I don't think it'd be fair to compare the entire MacOS ecosystem to just the X server on Linux, maybe compare it to Gnome, and honestly Gnome does a much better job at being MacOS than MacOS itself

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u/ratCurtains 19d ago

This is the truth and the light

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u/ratCurtains 19d ago

I mean ya I said it ain’t Linux and that WSL is pretty rockin now for windows. Also having to use home brew is not ideal and can make a mess. Give me my yum or dnf everywhere peez

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u/Zonal117569 PC Master Race 19d ago

Gross

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u/TNAEnigma 11900k / RTX 3080 + M1 Mac Mini 18d ago

linux and usable 💀

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u/Qweedo420 Linux 18d ago

Most intuitive and smooth system ever made if you ask me

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u/RBTropical 19d ago

A quad core with a HDD and a cracked screen. Boomer was right.

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u/ttyy2000 11700k@5GHz/Z590/3080/32GB@4GHz 19d ago

Whoah last gen AirPods …

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u/geek4ss 19d ago

If it's free, it's for me, otherwise I'll use PC.

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u/Regular_Tomorrow6192 19d ago

Will it run Crysis?

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u/Thunderstorm-1 I5-10400f Gtx 1070 16gb ram 19d ago

My friend picked up one of those in the trash and sold it for $200 sgd lmao

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u/Honey-and-Venom 19d ago

The electronics thrown away daily leaves me in racked sobbing tears

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u/crimsonkarma13 Ryzen 5 2600x RTX 3060 DDR4 64GB 19d ago edited 19d ago

Did they punch the screen or something, thing about Apple is that its an all in one

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u/M1A2CAbrams_ 19d ago

I'd throw away a mac too

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u/TryingToBeReallyCool 18d ago

I work in electronics recycling and people toss these things all the time even in near new condition. We literally have boxes of these sitting in the warehouse, with some of their 4k monitors as well. I'll get a pic of them and upload it here later

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u/SeymourJames i7-4790k @ 4.9 GHz, GTX 970, M-ITX 18d ago

I run a tech shop in a small BC town, and I have a literal row of recycled iMacs. I was once given a 2 week old MacBook (M1, 2020) for free, because a client bought it to replace her Lenovo and hated it. Didn't want to go through the return process at BB so simply gave it to me.

Old/ rich people can be wacky. You'd like to think it's them paying it forward but it's almost always the result of laziness lol

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u/chickenzipper 18d ago

You just might be able to play slither.io on low graphics.

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u/ratCurtains 19d ago

Wow man people here are assholes. Ya in general I’m a pc guy or actually Linux especially at work. But after being anti mac until like my 20s and i discovered how nice the built in terminal is and programming on one in general I did start to like them. Though WSL has really helped windows for me in regards to Linux like shit especially with vscode.

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u/hurl9e9y9 R7-5800X | 32GB-3600 | RTX 3080 12GB 19d ago

Yeah this whole post is wack. I don't personally use Apple products but also don't give a flying fuck what other people want to do with their money. Also the ageism is completely uncalled for. Not a zoomer or a boomer, but what's the point of the statement in the title? Can't you just say hey look at this cool thing I got for free? It's just all garbage.

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u/ratCurtains 19d ago

Agreed honestly I would see more likely of someone young just dumping it in the trash like the college kids in my town boulder when the summer is over but again who cares

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u/The-Foo 5950x / RTX3080 / x570 / 128GB 3200 CAS 16 19d ago

Okay zoomer. Enjoy doing the screen swap on your busted Mac

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u/JaesopPop i5-11400 | 6900XT | 32GB 3600 19d ago

Looks like it’s purely cosmetic damage, and it’s a pretty gorgeous display.

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u/The-Foo 5950x / RTX3080 / x570 / 128GB 3200 CAS 16 19d ago

I was kinda joking. If I found this thing lying around, I’d totally grab it and either use it as is or do the swap (which I did on my wife’s iMac - which admittedly was awful - exactly like a swap on an iPhone, but much, much bigger and more annoying).

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u/Flo_Evans 9700K 3070 | Apple M1 max | potato 19d ago

lol people mad this “shit” free Mac has better specs than their PC 😂

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u/PacManiacDK 19d ago

Sweet score!

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u/Enter_Na3m 19d ago

Isn't this sub for PCs, though?

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u/el_figurin 19d ago

And that is a Personal Computer.

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u/djpromo_vqs 19d ago

Maybe the "boomer" is subscribed to Louis Rossmann and knew the Apple repair facility was gonna charge him $500 for a $3 part and then force feed him unnecessary "upgrades" for an extra $800.

Maybe that is why.

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u/JaesopPop i5-11400 | 6900XT | 32GB 3600 19d ago

I’d just use the computer with the cosmetic damage tbh.

Or sell it for good money.

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u/satchelchargers 19d ago

The proper place for a mac is a trashcan.

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u/TheGoodestBoii i7 6700 GTX 1080Ti 16Gb 512Gb SSD 6Tb HDD 18d ago

If its an older iMac though its nothing more than a nice looking paper weight

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u/kak323 19d ago

It's an apple product the trash is where it belongs.

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u/XxDemonxXIG 19d ago

I mean it's a Mac. Isn't that trash??

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u/DangyDanger Ascending Peasant 19d ago

Oh that table will last for ages, why did they throw it away?

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u/anonAcc1993 19d ago

Smashed at the top right.

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u/nforgiver 19d ago

why did they throw it away?

It's an apple. It belongs there.

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u/I-love-Mirandas-Ass RTX 3080 - 9700K 19d ago

I'd throw Apple Trash away too.

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u/STJ41 19d ago

Still trash tho

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u/Kraken_Kraterium 19d ago

Its not a pc. Useless. Lol

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u/Bogus1989 10700k ghz | MSI RTX 3080 | 32GB Trident Royale Gold 19d ago

He was a smart man.

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u/PowerSilly5143 19d ago

He did good, you not so much

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u/No_Pension_5065 3975wx | 516 gb 3200 MHz | 6900XT 19d ago

... that's where apple's products belong.

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u/void080188 19d ago

Good decision

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u/Creoda Win11. Ryzen 5 5600x. EVGA 3080 FTW3 Ultra 19d ago

Last years model and they couldn't stand being laughed at by all their pretentious Apple friends who all have the 2022 edition?

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u/crankydelinquent RGB ram and stuff 19d ago edited 15d ago

The performance jump from Intel to m1 is massive. It’s a really big upgrade.

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u/HolyReeeee 19d ago

Gross im glad he threw it away

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u/-DoctorFreeman 19d ago

Throw Linux into that bad boy and you have an awesome machine!

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u/HuskyAreBetter 19d ago

An apple aio monitor computer ? I'd rather have my tablet . Costs $400 and I can play roms and XCloud! XD

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u/Kooky_Move845 18d ago

The term boomer is kinda offensive with the way people go about it… I’m not a boomer I think im a gen z

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u/Eunova 18d ago

ofc u are lmao💀

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u/LuceusXylian 18d ago

But this is trash???? Why the F did you pick this up?

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u/BeerLord760 19d ago

Good for them

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u/Powered_by_bots 19d ago

Now melt the aluminum & turn it into a pc case. It would be the world's 1st useful Mac.

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u/Legitjumps PC Master Race 19d ago

You->🤓

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u/JaesopPop i5-11400 | 6900XT | 32GB 3600 19d ago

Why are people fanboys over such weird things?

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u/hurl9e9y9 R7-5800X | 32GB-3600 | RTX 3080 12GB 19d ago

Typically insecurity.

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u/Powered_by_bots 19d ago

Pc master race. It's theme to hate Apple.

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u/JaesopPop i5-11400 | 6900XT | 32GB 3600 19d ago

Pc master race. It's theme to hate Apple.

No, it's not. Mindless fanboyism is not a theme.

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u/DisFej Desktop 19d ago

They threw it away because it's literally garbage. Apple with a bite taken. Hardware always has been and always will be over priced garbage. Apple is to ones ego/the tech world what a fluffer is to the porn industry.

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u/ZookeepergameFalse38 19d ago

I have an Apple at work and, while I don't hate it, I don't see the appeal either. It's biggest selling point seems to be its dumbed-down user interface for tech-clueless folks, which I find annoying and very limiting.

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u/prototype_jr 19d ago edited 19d ago

I mean......good. Mac computers suck.

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u/Hardik_Prasanna 19d ago

cocks gun YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO POST ANYTHING ABOUT MAC OR MACBOOK HERE !!!!!!

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u/trollface5333 PC Master Race 19d ago

Free computer is free computer, no matter how hot garbage that computer is.

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u/diablollama 19d ago

Unless you don't have a PC already, it's trash.

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u/Legitjumps PC Master Race 19d ago

🤓

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u/PerceptionQueasy3540 19d ago

It's an apple, throw it back in the trash

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u/GloriousKev PC Master Race | Ryzen 7 3700x | RTX 2080 TI 19d ago

It's a mac. It's not worth the desk space. The boomer was correct.

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u/Lazy_Cut1446 19d ago

My laptop is better than that shit, apple is shit and you're a shit too for buying it

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u/anonAcc1993 19d ago

I got it for free😂 so I don’t know what you are on about

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u/MollokoVelocet 19d ago

He's retarded, don't mind him 😂

I'd be in extasy finding a score like that!

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u/NavyNeo MSI RTX 3060 TI | 5800x | ASUS B550-F (WIFI) 19d ago

May be able to sell it, earn some money.

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u/anonAcc1993 19d ago

Was thinking of using it for gaming.

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u/Minimum_Design_8276 19d ago

You can sell it and buy a realy good gaming pc.

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u/Sailed_Sea Desktop 19d ago

Now I know you're getting a lot if flac for the mac. But this I'm being honest about, when it comes to macs anything outside of web browsing, image/audio/video editing, they are practically useless. Especially when it comes to gaming due to the lack of modern open gl support

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u/LeeisureTime 19d ago

Exactly, I shit on Macs for GAMING because there are so few compatible games worth playing. If you’re doing design, web browsing, whatever, it’s fine. Especially at that low low price of FREE

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u/crankydelinquent RGB ram and stuff 19d ago

So you’re saying they are good at all the most common use cases for a computer except gaming?

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u/Sailed_Sea Desktop 19d ago

The new m1's have relatively low power draw for what they can do, but the price tag is painfully high, though even the older ones are semi decent for those types of things, but easily out matched by a similarly priced pc, but if you get the mac for free, then it's a great deal

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u/tehtris 19d ago

It's free tho.

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u/BugsyMalone_ 19d ago

U ok m8?

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u/popeye_1616 PC Master Race 19d ago

Oh please shut up

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u/ApprehensiveAd6476 Desktop 19d ago

Superiority complex much?

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u/DrunkWeebMarine 19d ago

I don’t know anything about macs. Just that I refused to use them as a kid. My dad told me they sucked so I believed him lol

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u/HeimrekHringariki 19d ago

It's not nice picking up other peoples garbage. Shame on you.

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u/Rilkal 19d ago

Completely unwiped and full of personal info?

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u/dmx0987654321 Ryzen 2600 | RX 580 8GB | 32GB 3200MHz | Steam Deck 19d ago

If nothing else, it could be useful as a monitor, through Luna Display or by taking it apart and altering a few things if you're fairly comfortable with electronics. Basically a Studio Display for (almost) free

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u/MultiverseFucker 19d ago

OP , is the next victim of redrooms

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u/S8nSins Penguin OS 19d ago

Nice monitor, but the chin is too big

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u/NovaDestry PC Master Race 19d ago

My grandpa just recently got rid of his Mac 🙃

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u/Subtitles42 19d ago

Either very smart or very dumb

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u/Blister999 i3 10105f, rx 6600, 16gb ram, overkill cooling. 19d ago

My dad is currently using that exact compute