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The State of Mac Gaming in 2017 (Ars Article)


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#41 ipickert55

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 12:45 PM

I'm baaaack.

I'm full on gaming pc now with a macbook pro, gotta say I do want my mac desktop back. 4 years from now when I'm looking for a new one i'll probably go back to mac.
Maybe it really is all cocks in the end.

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 02:02 PM

View Postipickert55, on 19 August 2017 - 12:45 PM, said:

I'm baaaack.

I'm full on gaming pc now with a macbook pro, gotta say I do want my mac desktop back. 4 years from now when I'm looking for a new one i'll probably go back to mac.

Thunderbolt 3 has made me not care about a proper desktop. I have a TB3 dock that powers the laptop with 2 externals, KB+M, and a Time Machine backup, and serves as an amazing hybrid desktop replacement.Though, I can get away with this because I don't need anything more powerful than a MBP for everyday tasks except gaming, which the gaming PC handles.

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 03:09 PM

View PostCougar, on 19 August 2017 - 02:02 PM, said:

Thunderbolt 3 has made me not care about a proper desktop. I have a TB3 dock that powers the laptop with 2 externals, KB+M, and a Time Machine backup, and serves as an amazing hybrid desktop replacement.Though, I can get away with this because I don't need anything more powerful than a MBP for everyday tasks except gaming, which the gaming PC handles.

Hmm I've never thought about doing that. Problem is my desk is just really small so I dont even think I could fit a second monitor or keyboard :P Sounds like a cool idea for the future though
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Posted 19 August 2017 - 05:28 PM

View PostCougar, on 19 August 2017 - 02:02 PM, said:



Thunderbolt 3 has made me not care about a proper desktop. I have a TB3 dock that powers the laptop with 2 externals, KB+M, and a Time Machine backup, and serves as an amazing hybrid desktop replacement.Though, I can get away with this because I don't need anything more powerful than a MBP for everyday tasks except gaming, which the gaming PC handles.

Add in an Thunderbolt 3 eGpu and you don't even need a gaming PC

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 08:07 PM

View Postipickert55, on 19 August 2017 - 03:09 PM, said:

Hmm I've never thought about doing that. Problem is my desk is just really small so I dont even think I could fit a second monitor or keyboard :P Sounds like a cool idea for the future though

I have a monitor arm. Frees up a lot of space under the monitors (my secondary is actually floating off to the side of the desk a bit), and much easier to position as you want!

View Postozzy, on 19 August 2017 - 05:28 PM, said:

Add in an Thunderbolt 3 eGpu and you don't even need a gaming PC

Maybe one day when the price comes down. They aren't much cheaper than gaming PCs at the moment, and I'd need one with SATA ports for internal SSDs. But I must say I've really enjoyed not having to restart to play Windows games.