i did not use quote function there Jafo, i was reffering to Alphaprior
The worst OS i ever had installed was ME and even while it had problems with certain drivers i did not had to format my rig.
I format my rig for one thing... setting up a new OS like i will once again for win10
Also i would say im a power user and i dont know any power user that goes along and formats that often unless he is testing his security with heavy malware´.
5. If you didn't notice I'm a GC3 Founder and to answer your wrong assumption, I said I'm playing Insane map size and that probably demands lots of resources, mid game and it's near 6GB. Closing Kaspersky Internet Security seems to help a lot. But I guess there will be more optimizations when the game is released. Definetely nothing to do with uTorrent which I rarely use for very specific things.
Founder or not the CPU is up for the task (running GC3).
You have enough RAM so that cant be the problem.
I know you said you run insane map size, i run insane texture packs no problemo here.
So my next assumtion would be that your game is either installed on a USB-drive.
Dunno what GFX you have but that could be a potential bottleneck aswell.
Im a Gamer/3D Artist, i love Games and even if i sounded sarcastic at the start, my purpose is mainly to lead you into the right direction.
Fot instance a MAC is not made for Gaming, sure you can run games on it but if you look at the specs you will notice that they come with either GPUs that are made for notebooks that bearly can reach the performance of a low-mid range GTX, < buying something like that will not make you happy as a GAMER, trust me.
Most games demand 3GB+ gm to run on Ultra settings these days and with high DPI displays and steady climbing resolutions a card like that has a life cycle of about 1 year unless you play only indie titles.
You said that you are not happy with Windows, well then simply stick to the version you like, you said 7 is good so stick to that, nobody forces you to upgrade to 8 or 10.
But you rather waste 2000USD cash on a apple brand that has the equal performance of a toaster because the OS seems nicer?
SO my question did you check the OS in one of those Iwastecash shops- Do you actually like it? Then use the hackintosh it saves you money or run Linux its also good.