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VGM

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So throughout your life you've invested your money in many products,but what is the greatest product you've invested your money into so far.

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y2josh

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Apple.

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boomface123

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world ends with you for 3 $

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Either my Macbook Pros or my Samsung LCD-HDTVs. Both top shelf all the way.

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I can't think of any non game-related examples, but two of my best investments were the Devil May Cry anniversary collection for $25, and Taito Legends 2 for $10 (NEW!). Can't think of any others at the moment.

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I might get a Apple Macbook soon,I was wondering is it really that good of a Computer ?

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Kim_Jong-Il

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boomface123 wrote:

world ends with you for 3 $

REALLY!?!?!?
Is it legit.

Anyway, my AU$15 of Warcraft 3 that gave me well over 1000 hours of gaming was a great investment. Frozen Throne was not...

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I might get a Apple Macbook soon,I was wondering is it really that good of a Computer?

I wouldn't buy anything else. I've been using Macs since 1987. But it all depends on what you're looking for and what you're used to.

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I might get a Apple Macbook soon,I was wondering is it really that good of a Computer ?

If you like computers that spontaneously combust, go for it.

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VGP wrote:

I might get a Apple Macbook soon,I was wondering is it really that good of a Computer ?

OK, Kimmy's advice time!
Do not get a Laptop unless your work requires you to get one. Laptops have worse keyboards, mice, screens and hardware and you double for them. On top of that, upgrading a laptop is tricky and expensive.
Apple charge an extra $700-$1000 Aussie for the fact that it is a Mac. Upgrades are also significantly more expensive, because you have to go through a licenced vendor. On top of that, Macs play very few games, and the ones they do play are Windows ports. They also don't support a lot of "homebrew."

Essentially, Apple like to control the market, whereas Microsoft share control with the hardware manufacturers. Because of this, Apple computers cost far more, and upgrades are ridiculously overpriced. Laptops are worse than desktops in every way except portability, and even then the battery life is poor and they're about as portable as an 80's mobile phone. So I would get a Windows desktop, unless you have a ridiculously disposable income. And whatever you do, do not get a brand name computer; always custom build. Brand name computers have poor quality PSUs and Graphics cards, and lock the OS to the Motherboard so that if you want to do a major upgrade you have to pay a $40 unlocking fee to Microsoft. They also charge about an extra $300-$400 Aussie.

If you want a hand, I could help you set up a computer than runs Crysis in high detail for under $1000 Canadian.

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Kim+Jong-II wrote:

VGP wrote:

I might get a Apple Macbook soon,I was wondering is it really that good of a Computer ?

OK, Kimmy's advice time!
Do not get a Laptop unless your work requires you to get one. Laptops have worse keyboards, mice, screens and hardware and you double for them. On top of that, upgrading a laptop is tricky and expensive.
Apple charge an extra $700-$1000 Aussie for the fact that it is a Mac. Upgrades are also significantly more expensive, because you have to go through a licenced vendor. On top of that, Macs play very few games, and the ones they do play are Windows ports. They also don't support a lot of "homebrew."

Essentially, Apple like to control the market, whereas Microsoft share control with the hardware manufacturers. Because of this, Apple computers cost far more, and upgrades are ridiculously overpriced. Laptops are worse than desktops in every way except portability, and even then the battery life is poor and they're about as portable as an 80's mobile phone. So I would get a Windows desktop, unless you have a ridiculously disposable income. And whatever you do, do not get a brand name computer; always custom build. Brand name computers have poor quality PSUs and Graphics cards, and lock the OS to the Motherboard so that if you want to do a major upgrade you have to pay a $40 unlocking fee to Microsoft. They also charge about an extra $300-$400 Aussie.

If you want a hand, I could help you set up a computer than runs Crysis in high detail for under $1000 Canadian.

~Kim Jong Il out!

Thanks for telling me that,I will most likely get a Mac Desktop computer for my music ,it's just that my family members have been telling me how good a Macbook is and that I should get one,because I do want a laptop so I can study and compose music wherever I go. :)

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VGP wrote:

Kim+Jong-II wrote:

VGP wrote:

I might get a Apple Macbook soon,I was wondering is it really that good of a Computer ?

OK, Kimmy's advice time!
Do not get a Laptop unless your work requires you to get one. Laptops have worse keyboards, mice, screens and hardware and you double for them. On top of that, upgrading a laptop is tricky and expensive.
Apple charge an extra $700-$1000 Aussie for the fact that it is a Mac. Upgrades are also significantly more expensive, because you have to go through a licenced vendor. On top of that, Macs play very few games, and the ones they do play are Windows ports. They also don't support a lot of "homebrew."

Essentially, Apple like to control the market, whereas Microsoft share control with the hardware manufacturers. Because of this, Apple computers cost far more, and upgrades are ridiculously overpriced. Laptops are worse than desktops in every way except portability, and even then the battery life is poor and they're about as portable as an 80's mobile phone. So I would get a Windows desktop, unless you have a ridiculously disposable income. And whatever you do, do not get a brand name computer; always custom build. Brand name computers have poor quality PSUs and Graphics cards, and lock the OS to the Motherboard so that if you want to do a major upgrade you have to pay a $40 unlocking fee to Microsoft. They also charge about an extra $300-$400 Aussie.

If you want a hand, I could help you set up a computer than runs Crysis in high detail for under $1000 Canadian.

~Kim Jong Il out!

Thanks for telling me that,I will most likely get a Mac Desktop computer for my music ,it's just that my family members have been telling me how good a Macbook is and that I should get one,because I do want a laptop so I can study and compose music wherever I go. :)

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The point of my post was to recommend a PC because they're cheaper, but if you're set on getting the Macbook then I personally wouldn't bother with the desktop (and if you do get one make it a custom built PC). It would be nothing more than a hassle because you would have two different sets of files to worry about. But promise me you'll buy a dektop mouse for your Macbook! :) Look into the Logitech MX518. Pure awesome for AU$25.

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BL_Donth

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Bioshock for $5
The Orange Box for $20
Discount at the spa.

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apocalypse217

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My Katana and my Zatoichi.

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Corbs

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The Macbook keyboard is the best keyboard I've ever used. It might look funny with its "chiclet" style, but it's outstanding. And I love this new glass trackpad that has no button. The entire pad is the button and you can scroll, set commands to two and three finger combinations, and it's smooth as silk. I like Mac desktop computers, but you can't beat a Macbook or Macbook Pro. They're worth every penny, IMO.

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Kaeobais

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50 bucks for 2 N64 controllers. I forgot how much I missed that console.

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fudgenuts

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GTA IV - $30
R4DS - $20 (Homebrew Forever!)

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Tails

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My Sony HDTV thats a 26 inch LCD 720P I bought it for $600 most money i ever spent i saved 3 Paychecks to get it & I love it ^^ As well as my Custom Made Guitar Hero 3 Controller Skin Thanks to DecalGirl.com $14.99

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@Kim Jong-ll:I will make it custom built and I promise that I'll buy a desktop mouse for my Laptop.Thanks :)

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Mine would have to be a PS2 fat that I bought for $7.

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