You know when you grow up on Windows buying a Mac is completely rocket science.
Ante Bellum wrote:Why would you buy a Mac? There is no special advantage you get with one, maybe iOS development, but even then you wouldn't have much need for more powerful machines given an iPhone/iPad's relative lack of power. You could argue that you'd want it to develop Mac apps, but it's pretty pointless if you're making games, since it's possible to do that on a PC with something like Unity.
I'd say have fun dumping a couple grand for nothing, but by now I know that not only will you NOT get it, but you wouldn't end up making these games anyway. Also,You know when you grow up on Windows buying a Mac is completely rocket science.
If Macs are this hard, you've already lost.
Xeno wrote:1. "Any iMac" would not be up to the task, most iMacs now run off of Intel integrated graphics, which are fine for what a lot of people do, but they lack the ability to render high end graphics.
2. A $2000 Macintosh, depending on what kind you get, is equivalent to about an $1000-$1500 PC of a similar type, not $300-$500. The kinds of systems you could build for $500 would be absolutely crushed in compute power if put up against a $2000 Macintosh of the same type.
3. You want to do this kind of work on a PC, not a Mac. Macs have a lot of support for artist, as in people who draw, edit images or film, make music, develop "apps". If you're wanting to make a game, you're better off using a PC with the more flexible software available for Windows.
4. If you're not up to the task of custom building a PC, your best bet is to just buy a properly high end pre-built system from Dell or HP for that $1500-$2000 you were looking to drop on a Mac.
Never thirsty! wrote:So if I hear this correctly stick to PC just get something powerful is that accurate? If not please clarify because I am trying to find the best tool for the job.
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