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    soo.......based on specs would this qualify as a MacBox Pro or just a regular MacBox?

    on a side note, why the F do apple desktops cost so damn much if you can buy the best of the best components for 1000 or so and load OSX on it?

    on another side note, i'd like to see them build a budget macbook air with USPS Priority Mail envelopes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexevo View Post
    on a side note, why the F do apple desktops cost so damn much if you can buy the best of the best components for 1000 or so and load OSX on it?
    Livers aren't cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raduga View Post
    Livers aren't cheap.
    LMFAO. Do you know how Many iMacs old people have to buy to cover the cost of that transplant?

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    Do you guys know the flash point of paper (cardboard)? The computer will fry long before it gets hot enough to burn up that box...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cer0 View Post
    Lol, nice case. Makes moving easier.


    Got a heating problem? No problem. Cardboard box allows the user to add more vents to it or "let the top down" for heavy usage.

    lmao... Good one

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    its a cool thing to do.....but what MoBo did they use?anyone can answer that?

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    It's clever, but why's everybody acting like it's so novel? People have been building their own PCs for years.

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    U guys want tutorials? Go to insanelymac.com or kext.com to find out how to make a hackintosh. I was tired of Windows and did not have enough money to buy a Mac - so I upgraded my hp a6300t and installed OSX86 and have never looked back.

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    Wow, they could sell these for a big profit
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    Now you see why apple products are magical. The magic is getting the extra money out of your pocket for a pretty shell instead of a cardboard box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1shuttle1 View Post
    Now you see why apple products are magical. The magic is getting the extra money out of your pocket for a pretty shell instead of a cardboard box.
    i also get a warranty
    best customer service
    and i dont have to worry about driver issues..

    You may have spent $900 for building the PC

    but what about the monitor?

    thats another $200-$500

    I had a pc, i had a hackintosh, but it feels so generic..i went with the original..

    My 15' MacBook Pro i5 HD graphics card...

    and i love it..

    $1799

    my life savings and my grad money combined spent on it
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    It's joke that people are like cardboard doesn't catch fire till 400c or w/e. For those people. Read between the lines. Seriously. Because no one cares that you can type it in google and make everyone happy. No offense.

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    Hey! Somthing thats not a rumor! ...Just a dumb, slow newsday. Bring on the Jailbreak!

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    If it had duct tape, then it would be a super beast. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apple. View Post
    i also get a warranty
    best customer service
    and i dont have to worry about driver issues..

    You may have spent $900 for building the PC

    but what about the monitor?

    thats another $200-$500

    I had a pc, i had a macintosh, but it feels so generic..i went with the original..

    My 15' MacBook Pro i5 HD graphics card...

    and i love it..

    $1799

    my life savings and my grad money combined spent on it
    Where do you get 200-500 for a monitor? I just bought a 22inch widescreen Samsung LED for 160. I'd say at most 300 for a monitor of you're really maxing it out.

    Plus, you have customer service when you build your own: yourself. Typically if you build a computer you can troubleshoot what comes at you, or at least Google it.

    You also get warranties from the companies you get the parts from. Ex: XFX gives you lifetime warranties.

    I get the safety aspect with customer service and drivers and all of that, but it's just not worth an extra $1800 for it. That's your MacBook price right there. The argument or statement, which is well known, being made my Hackintosh is that Apple charges an obscene amount for parts we know to be cheap.

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    nice Built, hope they dont't start a fire lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hitman10 View Post
    con grads you built a computer using computer parts and put it in a cardboard box that will probably catch fire while using flash. Heres a cookie.
    Wow thats kind of retarded to say, maybe it's just me but that's pretty funny. And it's more of a statement that you can make your own mac for half to a quarter of the price Apple sells them for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raduga View Post
    This story isn't about building a computer in a cardboard box;
    its about filling in that great big void on a Wednesday evening
    to avoid losing pageviews, ad clicks, pagerank...
    Nah man, the same story was featured on Gizmodo (and Engadget I think) so it definitely has something to do with the cardboard.

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    Cardboard isnt going to burn, I would be more worried about the very likely chance that it is going to gain a static charge and fry the crap out of that motherboard.

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