Should i buy a macbook pro retina one or a gaming desktop

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Im in college doing software development course and i need a new laptop or a desktop. I was thinking of getting a macbook pro to do my college work as well as some gaming. The games i want to play are fro example cod and fifa. I dont mind to play it on medium settings but the max settings i want is high with a decent fps. Im not looking to play games a lot just light gaming. I was thinking of getting the macbook as i thought it would last me long due to apple saying there can NEVER be a virus in it and if a virus does affect the laptop theyll give me a new one straight away. I was also thinking it would last me through uni at least 4 more year from now maybe more.
 

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An apple computer can most certainly get a virus they are just less common. If you are at all serious about your gaming then you must get a windows gaming laptop over a macbook.
 

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Just get a free virus program on windows like bit defender and you will be fine just dont go to any weird porn sites and dont torrent anything your not sure abt (if u even do that) and you will be fine with windows and yes a decent windows laptop should last at least 5 years.
 

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what about a gaming desktop?
 

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Yeah exactly, the claims about Apple's OS being immune to viruses is complete, um, BS. Any laptop, cell phone, or desktop on any network is prone to the same viruses that the rest of us are prone to. Doesn't matter what operating system it uses - Mac OSX, iOS, Android, Chrome OS, Firefox OS, Ubuntu, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, the list goes on and on. And there's also no legitimate claim that any one anti virus program is better than the next, network security is just as important.

That said I personally wouldn't purchase a Macbook Pro - too much investment for sub par hardware, especially if you're going to be using your system as a development machine. You want the most power you can get for your budget, an MSI GS60 or any of the Sager / Clevo higher end laptops would be a much wiser use of money.
 

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Well a desktop would be ideal for best performance to price ratio but you cant exactly take it into class with you.
 

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Im not looking to take the laptop in classes because the college provides us with laptops
 

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What gaming desktop would you reccomened
 

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750- 770max (Pounds)
 

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Here you go:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor (£130.74 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock H87 Performance ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£78.19 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory (£67.36 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£53.94 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£39.99 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Superclocked ACX Video Card (£166.51 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£43.48 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12G 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply (£72.79 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£13.15 @ Amazon UK)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£72.35 @ Aria PC)
Total: £738.50
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-07 21:38 GMT+0000
 

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ive already got an operating system so i wouldnt be needing that. Could you come up with a good monitor aswell.
 

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Does the monitor have to be within your budget or no?
 

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Here you go:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor (£130.74 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock H87 Performance ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£78.19 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory (£67.36 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£53.94 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£39.99 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Superclocked ACX Video Card (£166.51 @ Scan.co.uk)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (£43.48 @ Aria PC)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12G 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply (£72.79 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£13.15 @ Amazon UK)
Monitor: BenQ GL2460HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor (£119.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £786.14
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-07 22:22 GMT+0000
 
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