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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

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