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Any BH Mac Users??

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ichiban, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. ichiban

    ichiban Junior Member

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    I have a stock 1st gen macbook running vmware fusion and although Im please that I can run both OSX & Windows 7 at the same time, needless to say I need a more robust machine.

    So what do you guys recommend? I already maxed out my memory w/ 3gigs. I would rather just upgrade HD than to buy a brand new comp...so what do you BH mac users recommend for a harddrive or other upgrades to run the defacto windows based tools?
     
  2. zyx2000

    zyx2000 Registered Member

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    I had the exact same machine about a year ago. I decided to buy a new macbook pro since I couldn't upgrade the memory beyond 3gig. The processor itself would be enough, but not being able to go beyond 3gig in ram was a real show stopper, at least for me. I can't really think of any other upgrade that would benefit you.
     
  3. Taktical

    Taktical Elite Member

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    Why don't you make use of a VMS? that way you can run all the software you want without needed a bulky machine?
     
  4. m0nster

    m0nster Senior Member

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    yea i got the same thing....slow as hell. can't wait to get a PC, probably from ibuypower

    after that i'll probably get a windows VPS or something
     
  5. bornformoney

    bornformoney Senior Member

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    lol I get mine from ibuypower too :D
     
  6. ichiban

    ichiban Junior Member

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    what kinda machine are you working with?
     
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    I have a MB 13" and I'm running my own Win VPS through LogMeIn. Great setup :)
     
  8. GedgeDS

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    I bought a MB Pro 13" last year and upgraded from 4gb to 6gb ram, changed the hdd to a solid state hard drive which is incredible. I will be buying a new tower at some point though to all of these windows based tools 24/7 and just use remote desktop to manage it through my MBP.

    Gedge
     
  9. chatmasta

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    how did you max it out that easily? I'm raping my mac with all sorts of stuff open + VMWare fusion 24/7 on a 2.4GHz/4GB setup and it is great.
     
  10. xcpks

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    I have a Mac Pro setup as a mediacenter for all my movies.
    I installed Win 7 through parallels and are launching all my windows apps on there.
    Mostly use it for scrapebox. It runs quite nice with 2X2.66 ghz and 8GB Ram, and i use Apple Remote Desktop to control it from my Macbook Pro.
     
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    trudat Registered Member

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    As an owner of both Mac's and PC's, i have four words for you...

    Buy a new PC!

    You can buy a new HD and spend 100 bucks, or buy a barebones desktop with significantly better hardware for only 250 bucks more... maybe less. Make the plunge, buy a new computer.
     
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    same setup here.
     
  13. shin610

    shin610 Regular Member

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    Cooler Master HAF932
    Corsair AX850 80plus
    Gigabyte P67A-UD4-B3
    Intel i7-2600K @ 4,5 GHz
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    I LOL at mac!
     
  14. ichiban

    ichiban Junior Member

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    Dear Mother of God! That is a beast of a machine you have there.

    The picture of your cooling fan looks like it should be under the hood of a '57 Chevy Chevelle!
     
  15. psiball

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    lol @ La Bestia

    Bella zio
     
  16. friedman

    friedman Registered Member

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    Don't change anything except the hard drive!

    Get a 250GB OCZ vertex SSD - This is in my late 2008 dual core 2.4 Ghz MBP 15in.

    It's so fast you won't believe it.

    I typically have 50-100 chrome windows open...
     
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    VMS? You mean VPS right?

    I was thinking of getting a mac but I would need to hook up to a virtual Windows machine to run my tools.
     
  18. omida86

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    just get parallels and run windows 7, it's almost at full speed...
     
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