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Published on April 1st, 2012 | by Bob


Build Guide – April (Fools) 2012

The Starter ($800 maximum)

Option A:

iPad with Wi-Fi + 4G LTE for Verizon 32GB – Black (3rd generation)

  • Apple A5X Dual Core Processor with Quad Core graphics
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 32GB of Storage
  • 9.7in 2048-by-1536-pixel resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi) Retina Display

Total: $729.00

Option B:

Mac Mini

  • 2.5ghz Dual Core Core i5 Processor
  • 4GB (2x2GB) of DDR3 1333mhz
  • 500GB Serial ATA HDD
  • AMD Radeon 6630M

Total: $799.00


The Enthusiast ($1300 maximum)

21.5-inch iMac

  • 2.5GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5
  • 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 4GB (two 2GB) memory
  • 500GB hard drive1
  • AMD Radeon HD 6750M with 512MB
  • Apple Magic Mouse + Magic Trackpad

Total: $1268.00


The Professional ($1800 Maximum)

27-inch iMac

  • 2.7GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5
  • 2560 x 1440 resolution
  • 4GB (two 2GB) memory
  • 1TB hard drive
  • AMD Radeon HD 6770M with 512MB
  • Apple Magic Mouse + Magic Trackpad

Total: $1768.00


The Elite (No Maximum)

Mac Pro

  • Two 2.93GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon “Westmere” (12 cores)
  • 64GB (8x8GB)
  • Mac Pro RAID Card
  • 512GB solid-state drive
  • 512GB solid-state drive
  • 2TB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s hard drive
  • 2TB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s hard drive
  • Two ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB
  • Two 18x SuperDrives
  • Apple LED Cinema Display (27″ flat panel)
  • Apple LED Cinema Display (27″ flat panel)
  • Apple Magic Mouse + Magic Trackpad
  • Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad (English) & User’s Guide

Total: $16,116.00

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10 Responses to Build Guide – April (Fools) 2012

  1. TFriden says:

    thanks, this really helped me out

  2. berealistic says:

    found this easy to masturbate to.

  3. Conaer says:

    Two 5770’s in “The Elite”?? I could be wrong here, but didn’t Dan originally build his current rig with the same cards for like $800 almost 2 years ago? And people wonder why I hate Macs.

    • genesis35 says:

      hey man, hard drives are getting exspensive since the floods.
      it is the best they can do.

  4. sNAR says:

    is this the actual April build guide or will you guys do a serious one?

  5. CharlieTango says:

    Wow. If you scratch off the apple logo the Mac looses half its value. I built the PC with equivalent parts to the elite build from prices off Newegg. The price is just over $7000. That is fucking insane. I knew it was overpriced, but they are literally charging you more than double the price.

  6. VerbatimGT says:

    Elite will destroy all the games!

  7. Noobermensch says:

    Buying the elite. Totally worth it



One of the founding fathers of KBMOD, and an unfortunate casualty of real life responsibilities. An IT professional by trade, and an elitist by choice.

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