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Last I checked, overall performance of a Mac runnning Windows (e.g. via Bootcamp) was superior to native Wintel machines. This was 2 years ago, so it may not be still relevant, but it's worth keeping that in mind, given the quality builds you get from Apple.

The Macs are definitely very well put together - I should know I have spent a ton of money supporting the AAPL share price in my life. However, when running on Bootcamp similar hardware will give the same performance. Mind you, I have a Hackintosh that would probably beat the newest Mac Pros at everything other than video editing and hard drive speed. Top-end desktop chips are faster than Xeons (especially when overclocked and liquid-cooled) and I have used a top-end GPU when I built my own Hackintosh.

For an out of the box solution, the Macbooks are much better than most notebooks out there because they are well designed, tend to run reasonable hardware and have no bloatware (biggest issue IMO). However, when I ordered my new notebook, I used a company in the Netherlands that builds custom notebooks. I have a CPU that perhaps only the fastest Macbook Pros had at the time, custom cooling and only the items I judged important.

All of that being said, the Macbook Pros are very tempting and the wife will probably get one when her next upgrade is due - depends on how well she behaves herself.

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Interesting Trading PC build video ( December 2015 ) .

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I had an issue with the cooling of my box, installed the 240 artic liquid cooler and seems running much better now...

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I would not recommend an AMD high-end as the temperature it creates is difficult to cool

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Yep, that cpu makes a lot of heat with a TDP of 220W. To compare, an i7 6700k has TDP of 91W.

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