Just bought my first iMac!

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  • Fizzog 25 Apr 2010 17:20:26 4,108 posts
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    Late 2008 model -

    20"
    2Ghz Core 2 Duo
    3GB DDR2 RAM
    Radeon HD2400 128MB
    260GB HDD

    = 510

    The previous owner kept it in perfect condition and there's still acouple more months of AppleCare cover on it. Good price?

    Could anyone recommend some games that would run on the machine?

    Thanks!
  • askew 25 Apr 2010 17:32:44 12,592 posts
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    Plants vs Zombies
  • FWB 25 Apr 2010 17:34:39 45,232 posts
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    Still using mine from 2006 which has similar specs. Games that run on it:

    - TextEditor
  • BravoGolf Moderator 25 Apr 2010 17:36:12 12,752 posts
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    FWB wrote:
    Still using mine from 2006 which has similar specs. Games that run on it:

    - TextEditor

    lol :-D iMac's are great, I love mine.

    /loves mac
  • Dirtbox 25 Apr 2010 17:41:31 78,874 posts
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    Fizzog wrote:
    Late 2008 model -

    20"
    2Ghz Core 2 Duo
    3GB DDR2 RAM
    Radeon HD2400 128MB
    260GB HDD

    = 510

    ...Good price?
    Haha NO!

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  • dutchspeededup 25 Apr 2010 17:42:12 4,642 posts
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    World of Goo.

    Thank me later.
  • Jackface 26 Apr 2010 13:52:19 3,736 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    Fizzog wrote:
    Late 2008 model -

    20"
    2Ghz Core 2 Duo
    3GB DDR2 RAM
    Radeon HD2400 128MB
    260GB HDD

    = 510

    ...Good price?
    Haha NO!
    Ignore him. The going price for that Mac is around 450-460 and if it's got a couple of months Applecare left on it, all the better, plus it's in good nick (but surely it's hard to damage an aluminium iMac?). I'd say you've not been had. Enjoy it! :)

  • Rose-of-Sorrow 26 Apr 2010 13:54:30 515 posts
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    Once you go Mac, you aint going back :)
  • Jackface 26 Apr 2010 13:55:10 3,736 posts
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    Also, Plants vs Zombies and World of Goo are both awesome. Also try Machinarium and Osmos, both very good games and beautiful in their own way.
  • Lukus 26 Apr 2010 13:55:33 19,369 posts
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    Hmm, who to believe:- Renowned troll of all things ever, Dirtbox, or Apple obsessed Jackface. Tough call.

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  • Jackface 26 Apr 2010 13:55:49 3,736 posts
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    And of course the new Monkey Island games are great!
  • Jackface 26 Apr 2010 13:56:33 3,736 posts
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    Lukus wrote:
    Hmm, who to believe:- Renowned troll of all things ever, Dirtbox, or Apple obsessed Jackface. Tough call.
    Aye, but you can be obsessed and objective at the same time :)
  • FWB 26 Apr 2010 13:56:55 45,232 posts
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    have played a few games on my iMac:

    - HL2 + the Orange Box
    - CoH
    - EU3
    - HoI2
    - Sins of a Solar System
    - Call of Duty.... 2.
    - Men of War (with settings lowered)
    - Put your finger in the dyke, plug the leak
  • RunningMan 26 Apr 2010 14:03:24 2,450 posts
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    Steam is coming out soon for macs so a lot more games should become available. Source games run OK on my imac (X1600 128MB ram) when ran using boot camp. Dragon Age works OK on the lowest setting. Bioshock ran ok on the lowest setting

    Quake 4 and Doom 3 (mac version)should also run OK on it but avoid most 3d heavy mac ports, they are generally terrible ports.

    Are you going to install boot camp?
  • Jackface 26 Apr 2010 14:03:26 3,736 posts
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    EDIT: Ohhhh, he was wanting someone to make a comment about BootCamp, presumably setting up a "games on a mac lol" comment? ;)
  • Jackface 26 Apr 2010 14:05:14 3,736 posts
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    It seems all the games that are lined up to appear on Mac Steam first are FPS games, exactly the sort of game I don't want to play on my Mac. Hopefully something that doesn't involve running around with a gun will be forthcoming.
  • Dirtbox 26 Apr 2010 14:06:18 78,874 posts
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    Diablo 3 and Starcraft would be the next big ones for th mac. Not that you're going to be able to run them on that one, but just sayin' loyke.

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  • Deleted user 26 April 2010 14:07:33
    Jackface wrote:
    It seems all the games that are lined up to appear on Mac Steam first are FPS games, exactly the sort of game I don't want to play on my Mac. Hopefully something that doesn't involve running around with a gun will be forthcoming.
    The only game playable at this time is Portal, which as we all know, is full of win.
  • Dirtbox 26 Apr 2010 14:08:48 78,874 posts
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    I hear it's a fine port as well.

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  • cianchristopher 26 Apr 2010 14:10:36 6,360 posts
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    That's a seriously underpowered graphics card.

    Late 2008? Were they really selling 128mb graphics cards in iMacs in late 2008?
  • FWB 26 Apr 2010 14:11:48 45,232 posts
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    I thought that too. My model is two years older and has a 128Mb card too.
  • Jackface 26 Apr 2010 14:30:06 3,736 posts
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    CrispyXUK wrote:
    Jackface wrote:
    It seems all the games that are lined up to appear on Mac Steam first are FPS games, exactly the sort of game I don't want to play on my Mac. Hopefully something that doesn't involve running around with a gun will be forthcoming.
    The only game playable at this time is Portal, which as we all know, is full of win.
    So very, very good. But the list of games I saw on a Mac news site today were all the usual FPS stuff like Counter Strike, HL, Left 4 Dead series etc. All awesome, don't get me wrong, but I'm quite perverse in that I prefer that sort of gaming on my sofa with a 360. I like simulation type games on a computer.
  • Deleted user 26 April 2010 14:31:30
    360s are for gays.
  • Jackface 26 Apr 2010 14:39:56 3,736 posts
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    That explains it then.
  • Fizzog 27 Apr 2010 22:49:18 4,108 posts
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    Sorry I haven't replied to this thread in a while, for reasons I can't go into the guy who sold me the iMac needs it back pronto and is refunding me my money plus 50 for wasting my time!

    So I'll be going to Comet to pick up this beast tomorrow. :D
  • mrpon 27 Apr 2010 23:03:42 29,432 posts
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    Was he called Jason Chen?

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • Pirotic Moderator 27 Apr 2010 23:24:40 20,648 posts
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    i7.. that must breeze thru all the gam... websites!
  • Fizzog 28 Apr 2010 00:02:00 4,108 posts
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    Pirotic wrote:
    i7.. that must breeze thru all the gam... websites!

    Lucky most (All?) Mac owners use there computers for everything but games then!

    Personally I expect my computer to be able to handle Photoshop/Lightroom well and play the odd HD video, the 3Ghz iMac I'm getting will excel at that task. Games? That's what I bought a PS3 for.
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